|Full name||Simphiwe Brian Shabangu|
|Date of birth||11 April 1988|
|Place of birth||Durban, South Africa|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)|
|School||Glenwood High School|
|University||University of South Africa|
|Rugby union career|
Youth and Varsity rugby
He came through the Sharks youth system, playing for their Under–16 team at the 2004 Grant Khomo Week, for the Under–18s at the 2005 Academy Week and for the Under–21 team in the 2008 Under-21 Provincial Championship.
He signed for the Border Bulldogs in time for the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season and instantly became a regular in the senior side, making his debut in the first game of the season against the SWD Eagles and playing in all fourteen games of the season, starting thirteen of them.
He left the Bulldogs at the end of the 2013 season to join Nelspruit-based side the Pumas. He was a member of the Pumas side that won the Vodacom Cup for the first time in 2015, beating Western Province 24–7 in the final. Shabangu made nine appearances during the season, scoring two tries.
Sevens and Representative rugby
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Brian Shabangu". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 46-8 Border Bulldogs". South African Rugby Union. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "Pumas en Luiperds kry Super by" (in Afrikaans). SupaRugby. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- "Steval Pumas first-time Vodacom Cup champions – Final Review". South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- "Varsity Cup Player Profile Brian Shabangu". Varsity Cup. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- "Shabangu to lead SA Emerging Sevens to Kenya". Blitzbokke. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- "SA President's XV selected for IRB Tblisi Cup". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "SA President's XV win Tbilisi Cup". International Rugby Board. 16 June 2013. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.