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Zas taking it in his stride

PUBLISHED: March 15, 2016



Having scored two tries in his first two Vodacom Super Rugby starts, DHL Stormers speedster Leolin Zas is staying grounded and taking everything in his stride.

After bursting on the scene this season with some deadly finishing which saw him score against the Toyota Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks, the lightning quick 20-year-old is hungry to keep learning and improving.

He explained that a major part of his success so far has been down to the support of the senior players around him, who have given him the confidence to express himself in a DHL Stormers jersey.

“It is definitely not easy, but the players next to me have made it much easier for me.

“I am playing with guys that I have watched very closely, and they have all made me feel very welcome in the team., and I feel that with them I can do anything,” he said.

DHL Stormers coach Robbie Fleck said that although Zas has made a fast start to his Vodacom Super Rugby career, he still has a lot to learn and expects to see him get even better as he gains more experience.

“He has worked incredibly hard at his game this year, he is still a bit raw, but the talent and more importantly the attitude is there.

“He is a fearless character who will take on any challenge that comes his way. He just wants the ball in his hands, and I think that the more he plays the better he will get.

“He doesn’t get engulfed in the situation, he takes it in his stride, which is a mark of a good player going forward,” said Fleck.

This weekend Zas will face a new challenge in the form of a Brumbies side which is full of Wallabies, and he cannot wait to test himself agaianst the Canberra outfit at DHL Newlands.

“Every week is a challenge for me, I am learning from the other guys and to play the Brumbies it will be nice to measure yourself against guys with Test caps and all that,” he said.