Bleuler soars to Hero status
CRAVEN WEEK SPOTLIGHT: South Western Districts prop walked away with the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award following his performance in his side's 27-22 victory over Eastern Province on Day Two of the 2017 Craven Week.
"It is a great privilege to be the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day in this year's Craven Week," Dian Bleuler said.
Bleuler was influential in the match, scoring two tries and assisting in setting up a third in a movement that saw him touch the ball twice in the same movement.
The prestigious Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing 'hero' moment. Dian was selected for the award by an appointed panel of rugby experts, led by Springbok legend Victor Matfield.
"You first have to do your basics right and then be able to finish it off and Dian did just that. He scrummed hard and was influential in the set pieces and then found himself in position to score two tries and assist his team mates in another, that takes a very good player to do that and that is why he is our Hero of the Day," Matfield said.
"Congratulations to Dian for being chosen as the Hero of the Day for Day Two. The Craven Week is where South Africa's best, up and coming rugby players are identified – this is where heroes are made. For players like Dian this is hopefully just the beginning of a long and successful career in rugby," Coca-Cola South Africa's Marketing Assets Manager, Phindi Phiri.