Sharksworld chats to UKZN captain Lwazi Ngcungama

Written by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2)

Posted in :Original Content, Reader Submissions on 6 Feb 2014 at 10:24
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We caught up with UKZN rugby captain Lwazi Ngcungama, to find out about a few of his favourite things and what a typical day is like for the student-athlete.

What is a typical day like for you?
My typical day is to wake up hit the gym before lectures, then hang out with my buddies before training or coaching.

Tough start to the campaign. Do you believe you guys can get a KZN team into the Varsity Cup? We deserve one with all our talent!
Yes I do and strongly feel that with the amount of talent that we have working together as a team that this is the year we get our team into the Varsity Cup.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I would have to say being called up to the KZN All Stars team that played against The Sharks as a form of a Currie Cup trial and being named the first black UKZN Impi captain.

How is it playing under John Mitchell? What is he like?
Its quite amazing playing under Coach Mitch we have learnt and still are learning a lot from him.

What is the best piece of advice you ever got?
My late grandmother always told me that in what ever I do I should always include God because I can do all things with the Lord on my side.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
With my Sport science degree and hopefully playing for 1 of the big Rugby unions in this country (Sharks).

If you were not a rugby player, what would you be?
Probably would have studied something to do with accounting and finance.

Who from the sporting world, do you most admire?
Kieran Read

You have played against teams from most parts of the country. How do high do you rate the KZN premier division?
I strongly believe the KZN premier div is by far one of the best leagues in the country.

Toughest team you have faced?
I have to say College Rovers.

Favourite team?
Cell C Sharks

Fashion Icon?
David Beckham

Everyday wear?
T-shirt, Shorts and slops

Special Occasion Wear?
Shirt, smart jeans and formal shoes.

I love wearing slops.


John Mitchell on his captain?
Lwazi is energetic and has an aggressive style of play. Raw talent and is a player with potential. A leader with very good communication skills.



  • Comment 1, posted at 06.02.14 10:41:28 by Poisy Reply
  • Ask us all those buggers are tough! Awesome challenge always!

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.02.14 10:44:00 by bchanakira2 Reply
  • @bchanakira2 (Comment 2) : varsity college?

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.02.14 10:46:32 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 1) : haha also thought that was priceless

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.02.14 10:57:20 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @Poisy (Comment 1) : @KingsArmy (Comment 4) : I am clearly missing something….

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.02.14 11:01:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Haha played [email protected]KingsArmy (Comment 4) : played for varsity! We all mean Rovers! haha

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.02.14 11:35:41 by bchanakira2 Reply
  • @bchanakira2 (Comment 6) : was at vc durban north campus they were called old boys rfc in my day lol now its varsity college bro. it’s ridiculous how many people actually join rovers and colligns.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.02.14 11:51:40 by Poisy Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : lol its not something that can be explained you just have to live here and go to the club rugby scene

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.02.14 11:53:02 by Poisy Reply
  • the best clubs interms of silverware. Last year Varsity was very successful. winning both u20 leagues and one of the 2nd team cups. yeah name change was in 2012 I think. Was even present at the meeting!

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.02.14 12:08:41 by bchanakira2 Reply
  • @bchanakira2 (Comment 9) : grasshoper or horse flie?

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.02.14 12:26:30 by Poisy Reply
  • Non of the above! Was a convert! !

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.02.14 14:20:18 by bchanakira2 Reply
  • Handy player……impressive stuff


  • Comment 12, posted at 07.02.14 01:28:37 by Saffex Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 12) : Makes you wonder how he would look with better players around him

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.02.14 08:18:31 by SheldonK Reply


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