Gio Aplon takes a massive accidental elbow smash from his Stormer’s teammate Rynhardt Elstadt during open play.

“I was always told that I was too small [1.75m and 78kg] to make a career in rugby. But this is how God made me, and I have to do the best I can with what I have. For me the challenge is not to change other people’s perceptions, but to set my goals high, and work hard to achieve them. If it works, then perfect. If it doesn’t, then at least I’ve given it my all, and my teammates will respect that.” Gio Aplon

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