Jongi Nokwe

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Jongi Nokwe
Full name Jongikhaya Lutric Nokwe
Date of birth (1981-12-30) 30 December 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Ngxalawe, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School Kwamfundo Secondary
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team College Rovers
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–present College Rovers 8 (30)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2007 Boland Cavaliers 55 (165)
2006 Stormers 6 (10)
2008–2010 Cheetahs 30 (75)
2008–2010 Free State Cheetahs 36 (130)
2011 Griffons 1 (0)
2012 Eastern Province Kings 6 (15)
2013 Falcons 14 (30)
2014–present Sharks (Currie Cup) 1 (5)
Correct as of 7 April 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2005 South Africa Under-20 ()
2008–2009 South Africa 4 (25)
Correct as of 3 May 2013

Jongikhaya Lutric Nokwe (born 30 December 1981) is a South African rugby union player who plays as a winger for KwaZulu-Natal club side College Rovers.

He is a former Springbok during the period in which he played for the Cheetahs franchise in the Super 14 tournament, and the Free State Cheetahs in the domestic Currie Cup competition. He has also represented Boland Cavaliers and the Stormers, as well as the Eastern Province Kings, Falcons and the Sharks.

Career[edit]

Nokwe made his international debut against Argentina on 9 August 2008 and scored a try as the Springboks won 63–9. In only his third game, he became the first Springbok player to score four tries against the Wallabies in a test match in a 53–8 victory at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg before injuring his leg.

The following year he was selected in the South Africa squad to play the British and Irish Lions and started the final test as the Springboks won the series 2–1.

In 2005 Nokwe was named South African Young Player of the Year ahead of future Springboks Morné Steyn, Wynand Olivier, Ruan Pienaar and JP Pietersen.[citation needed]

In 2006 he was named Provincial Sportsman of the Year by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape.

In November 2011, it was announced that he signed for the Eastern Province Kings for 2012.[1]

He was released after just one season and signed for the Falcons for 2013,[2] before joining Durban-based club side College Rovers before the 2014 SARU Community Cup.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thormählen, Jóhann (21 November 2011). "Nokwe kry Kings-kontrak". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). Media24. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Anticevich, Annalie (28 January 2013). "Valke sign up ex-Springbok". Look Local Kempton Park. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Chairman For 2014". College Rovers. Archived from the original on 15 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

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