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Lwazi Mvovo

Lwazi Mvovo
Full name Lwazi Ncedo Mvovo
Date of birth (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Mthatha, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007– 78 (170)
correct as of 26 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010– Sharks 52 (85)
correct as of 15 July 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010– South Africa South Africa 7 (5)
correct as of 8 September 2012.

Lwazi Mvovo is a professional rugby union player who plays for the Natal Sharks and Natal in the Currie Cup and Super Rugby[1] He was schooled at Maria Louw High School. His debut for the Natal Sharks was in 2008 against Boland.

In the 2010 Currie Cup tournament Lwazi Mvovo was the second highest try scorer with 12 tries to his name. He once again impressed in the Super Rugby competition when he tied for the second highest try scorer, once more, with 6.

He is very quick on his feet and shows an excellent work rate. In October 2010, Lwazi was selected to the Springbok squad of 39 players to prepare for the November tour of Europe. He made his Springboks debut on 20 November 2010 in the 21-17 loss to Scotland at Murrayfield. Lwazi scored his first international try against England, at Twickenham on Saturday 27 November 2010, in a 21-11 victory.

Lwazi Mvovo made his Tri Nations debut against the Australia in Sydney on 23 July 2011. He was part of the 39 - 20 hammering at the hands of the Wallabies, however, showed strength and stamina to test the Australian defense for the full 80 minutes. His 100 m time was 10.32 seconds.

Mvovo then appeared against New Zealand in Wellington as number 11.

References

External links

  • Zimbio
  • Sharks Profile
  • SA Rugby Profile
  • Genslin Springbok stats
  • itsrugby.co.uk


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