Could this be the start of a new era?

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Original Content, Springboks on 18 Nov 2010 at 14:11

Lwazi Mvovo will be taking over the number 11 jersey from Bryan Banana this Saturday. Whilst Mvovo shows great respect for Habana and is one of his hero’s, a solid showing against the Scots and the Poms, could mean a more permanent stake in this roll – especially considering Habana’s current form.

George North was the last person who got Habana’s jersey – and with scoring 2 tries, could not have asked for a greater memento! (Especially if an era is ending)

Mvovo said that if the youngsters are given a chance to play, they will play there hearts out. “George North is only eighteen and has scored two tries. Look at what pat Lambie has accomplished and Australia is also not shy to give the youngsters a chance”

Mvovs will be making his debut in the Green and Gold at the age of 24. He only started playing rugby at the age of 17 in the Eastern Cape. He played for border in the Under 19’s just before he was taken up in the Sharks Academy.

They worked on this raw talent and the finishing product has scored 12 tries for the Sharks in 16 Currie Cup games in 2010.

Mvovs showed pure power in his running towards the try line, although he weighs just over 90kg! Last year he managed to catch O’ Drsicoll from behind. Afterwards O’ Driscoll shook his hand and wished him well for the future.

“It’s been a wonderful year for me and here I am on tour. I am very lucky to be here and am just looking forward to play for my country. I will play my heart out!”

Mvovo, we wish you well in the Green and Gold and maybe starting a new era would not be such a bad thing!


  • Good luck Lwazi…I hope you have a cracker.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.11.10 14:13:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Go Lwazi!

    Read an article just now where Lwazi reckons he is now 95kgs and hasn’t lost any of his pace.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.11.10 14:13:37 by Sportbilly Reply

    SportbillyVodacom Cup player
  • Lwazi is a player going places…guys must be prepared to watch him dazzle for the boks and sharks over the next few seasons…

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.11.10 14:14:41 by Barrel Reply

    BarrelUnder 21 player
  • Good luck young man. :smile:

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.11.10 14:17:14 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Good luck Lwazi – hope you have a good game and enjoy :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.11.10 14:46:50 by Ardent Shark Reply

    Ardent SharkUnder 21 player
  • I just love reading things like this… Good Luck Lwazi

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.11.10 15:04:24 by Farlington Reply

    FarlingtonSuper Rugby player
  • My new favourite Shark…such a modest young man, I really enjoyed his company at the Ladies Breakfast.
    I know he has great things ahead of him…..Go well and do your best (as I know you will).
    Mary is going up to Scotland for the game and has promised me, she and her mates, will cheer, as loudly as they can, every time Lwazi gets the ball :grin:

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.11.10 15:10:03 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

    Me2 aka Mama SharkCurrie Cup player
  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 7) :

    X 100000000!! :grin:

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.11.10 15:17:10 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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    IceAssistant coach
  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 8) : I’m :mrgreen: with envy :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.11.10 15:22:25 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

    Me2 aka Mama SharkCurrie Cup player
  • Hopefully he can get a hatrick of tries,keep habana on the bench for the rwc,habana can come on as a replacement against chile or whoever the weakest team is and get the record.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.11.10 15:40:04 by Honey Badger Reply

    Honey BadgerCurrie Cup player
  • It is unheard of to have a springbok who only started playing rugby at 17 years old :smile: raw talent is exciting.. he can only improve

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.11.10 17:29:33 by mikey Reply

    moneyVodacom Cup player
  • Great opportunity and I am sure he is going to be great. He is an extremely powerful runner with ball in hand and a very good finisher even if he still has a bit to do…

    I just hope he works on his speed (a yard or two to slow, O’Driscoll is in no way a measuring stick for pace – thought that to be a stupid example)…and his straight on defense (don’t think I have never seen him miss a tackle in cover/ side-on defense so he should just keep that up)…

    None the less…he will not be shown up this weekend and he will definitely leave a mark on international rugby…

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.11.10 14:14:04 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
  • @Hmmm (Comment 12) : Let’s hope our backs can get some ball to him in space!

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.11.10 14:16:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • He is not good in open space as most backline players haul him in from behind…

    He is good with palming off or running over cover defense when given a mere yard or two…and that is all he needs…

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.11.10 14:30:22 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player

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