European Professional Club Rugby | Four Lions to watch in the EPCR Challenge Cup
The 21-year-old fly-half has had a meteoric rise through the ranks of South African rugby, with the latest highlight of his short career being a call-up to the Blitzbok side for the recent London Sevens, after facing the Brits and the Irish. Lions in 2021.
He started 11 of his 12 games in the United Rugby Championship last season and scored 117 points to finish seventh in the top scorers list.
Another talented 21-year-old, Horn made his breakthrough earlier this year for the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup and then the Lions in the URC.
Normally a full-back, he can also operate in the center and has made 10 appearances in the URC, covering 532 yards and achieving six turnovers.
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The 24-year-old scrum-half is already drawing comparisons to Springbok legend Faf de Klerk with his enterprising performances for the Lions in the URC.
Never afraid to have a dart on the sidelines in scrums and rucks, he scored seven tries in 17 appearances last season, as well as making nine clean breaks and offloading 14 times.
The 26-year-old winger played for the Bulls and Cheetahs, where he enjoyed three particularly successful years, before moving to the Lions in 2020.
Maxwane, who scored 105 points in 35 games for the Cheetahs, started his 11 URC games for the Lions last season, scoring four tries and making eight clean breaks.