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Get to know your team – Lwazi Mvovo

Written by Scott Bevan (The Hobbit)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 23 Aug 2013 at 09:59
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Born in uMthata on the 3rd June 1986, Lwazi attended Maria Louw High School in Queenstown, Eastern Cape before moving to KZN in 2006.

Lwavi Mvovo - (c) Otago Daily TimesIn his time at the Sharks, Lwazi has proven to be quick on his feet and one of the fastest players in South Africa. Apart from speed, he is also strong on defence and has developed his kicking and chasing game a lot in 2012.

Lwazi was part of the 2010 Currie cup winning side, ending the tournament as the second highest try scorer with 12 tries to his name (Bjorn Basson who was with the Griquas at the time scored an impressive 21 that season). He again impressed in the Super Rugby competition when he tied for the second highest try scorer, once more, with 6.

Lwazi made his Springbok debut in the 21-11 loss to Scotland at Murryfield on 20th November 2010. The following week he scored his first international try in the 21-17 victory against England at Twickenham.

Lwazi has represented the Sharks 98 times across Super Rugby and Currie Cup and having already reached his 50-cap milestone in the former (he now stands on 52 Super Rugby caps) is set to achieve two more milestones this season; a half-century of Currie Cup caps, as well as 100 appearances for the Sharks in all competitions. He has scored 17 tries in Super Rugby to date – and 21 more in the Currie Cup.

FULL NAME Lwazi Ncedo
HEIGHT 185 cm
BIRTH DATE 03 June 1986
MUSIC Draughtry, Drake, Teargas, Eminem
FAVOURITE FOOD My mom’s cooking
PRIMARY SCHOOL Gledys King Primary School
SECONDARY SCHOOL Maria Louw High School

(info was gathered from , and Wikipedia)


  • Wow, he went to the Primary School in my neighbourhood.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.08.13 10:29:32 by Tando Mveezy Reply
  • @Tando Mveezy (Comment 1) : awesome!

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.08.13 10:34:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Definitely a brilliant player

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.08.13 12:02:43 by Jasongibb Reply

  • Jet Shoes!

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.08.13 12:06:32 by MysticShark Reply
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  • played on the wing for the border bulldogs. if only all our stars stayed on the dogs could have been in the big time rugby,but no money to keep them on.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.08.13 13:45:56 by pete69 Reply

  • @pete69 (Comment 5) : If I’m not mistaken it was at u19 level for the Dogs

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.08.13 14:03:44 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • @hobbit I watched him play some 1st team games for the bulldogs

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.08.13 14:49:06 by pete69 Reply

  • Great player, great man. Would have him in the Bok team anyday.

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.08.13 16:31:12 by DBOY Reply

  • @DBOY (Comment 8) : me too…. would pick him over a thousand Bjorn Bassons…

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.08.13 16:33:01 by robdylan Reply
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