Scoring 11 tries for the season is impressive for any rugby player, even more so if you play at hooker, but Joshua Muller from Stellenberg High School did just that this season.
Joshua is the TygerBurger Sports Star of the Month winner.
He learned the game at the age of seven at Gene Louw Primary and he has grown from strength to strength ever since.
Thus far he has represented Western Province rugby at u.13, u.18 and u.19 levels.
The 11 tries he scored for Stellies this season are testament to what a superb season this has been for him.
“Personally this season has been a massive learning experience. It has been an amazing year with some disappointing upsets and some amazing victories along the way. I feel this year was a successful year but I feel I could have performed better in certain aspects of my game.
“I know I still have a lot to learn and there is still a lot of hard work to be done. I love playing hooker but I can also play at eight and loose head prop,” says Joshua.
Looking at his proudest moment thus far and his goals and dreams for future, Joshua knows where he comes from and where he is going.
“My proudest moment so far is being able to represent Western Province at the 2017 Coca-Cola Craven Week and to captain my school’s first team for my last interschools game.
“I plan on working as hard as I possibly can to get a contract with a Super Rugby team in the near future. My dream has always been to play for the Springboks and I plan on making that dream a reality.
“My favourite rugby player would have to be Malcolm Marx. I love the way he plays in his position and his work rate is unprecedented.
“I would describe my style of playing as a fourth loose forward. I like climbing into the rucks and love the physicality of my position. I love playing an exciting brand of rugby and strive to play a game that I would enjoy watching.
“I would just like to thank all my coaches for all they have done for me, and my parents who have supported me through everything,” says Joshua.
Joshua wins a pair of sunglasses of his choice from Bosman, McNulty and Du Toit Optometrists, sports supplements from Phased Nutrition and a cash prize from Shihan Hennie Bosman of the Welgemoed Kyokushin-kan Dojo.
High school learners in the TygerBurger distribution area are encouraged to enter their recent sporting achievements by email to email@example.com.
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