Patrick Lambie

Springbok and Sharks flyhalf

When Patrick Lambie took to the field for the Sharks rugby team in the 2010 Super 14 rugby tournament he was a 19-year-old kid. Few would have expected that, come November 2010, this baby-faced assassin would be playing flyhalf for the Springboks during their end-of-year tour. However meteoric Lambie's rise to the top has been no one can deny that he deserves it, as his "man of the match� performance in the 2010 Currie Cup final proved. In 2011 Lambie has once again shown his immense talents and when he directs play at flyhalf the Sharks are one of the best teams in South Africa. Although Morne Steyn is the current Springbok flyhalf many will be surprised if Lambie does not feature on Pieter de Villiers's World Cup squad list this year. � Lloyd Gedye