Cecil Afrika

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Cecil Afrika
Cecil Afrika 2012.jpg
Full name Cecil Sebastian Afrika
Date of birth (1988-03-03) March 3, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (11 st)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flyhalf
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
S. Africa U-20
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2009–  South Africa IRB 7s
Cecil Afrika
Medal record
Competitor for  South Africa
Men's Rugby sevens
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2014 Glasgow Team

Cecil Afrika (born 3 March 1988 in Port Elizabeth) is a South African rugby union player. He is currently part of the South African sevens team where he plays at Flyhalf.


Afrika represented the South African Schoolboys in 2006. He was part of the South African under-20 squad in the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship that reached the third place playoffs.

Afrika made his debut for the South African sevens team during the Dubai leg of the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series. During the Las Vegas leg of the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series he was carried off the field on a stretcher after he was injured during the Plate Final match against Fiji, South Africa won 12-7. He was part of the sevens team that took Bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India in October.

Afrika missed out on the 2011 Wellington Sevens because of a broken jaw he suffered during the South African leg of the IRB Sevens Series.[1][2] He was the top try and point-scorer for the 2010–11 IRB Sevens World Series; He scored 40 tries throughout the series with a total of 385 points.[3] In 2011 he won the IRB International Sevens Player of the Year award.

In 2013, he was included in the squad for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens:[4]


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