Lungelo Payi

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Lungelo Payi
Full name Lungelo Payi
Date of birth (1981-05-22) 22 May 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Peelton
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
School Phillip Mtywakuss
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Boland Cavaliers
Youth Career
2002 Border Bulldogs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2005 Border Bulldogs ()
2006 Western Province 6 (5)
2006–2007 Border Bulldogs 22 (5)
2008 Falcons 8 (0)
2010–2011 Eastern Province Kings 16 (0)
2012–present Boland Cavaliers 11 (5)
Correct as of 14:32, 9 Oct 2012 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Southern Kings ()
Correct as of 14:32, 9 Oct 2012 (UTC)

Lungelo Payi (born 22 May 1981) is a former South African rugby union player who played with the Eastern Province Kings.[1]

He started playing his rugby for the Border Bulldogs in 2003. He then moved to Western Province and played for Border Bulldogs again, as well as the Falcons. In 2009, he was playing club rugby with False Bay Rugby Club when he got a surprise call-up to the Southern Kings squad for their game against the British and Irish Lions.[2] In 2010, he moved back to the Eastern Cape region and joined Eastern Province Kings for the 2010 Currie Cup First Division season. He is currently a sports commentator and runs a number of youth rugby development programmes and manages a number of professional players through his sports management company.


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Lungelo Payi". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Club star gets crack at BI Lions". Retrieved 26 December 2010.