Nanyak Dala

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Nanyak Dala
Full name Nanyak Dala
Date of birth (1984-06-18) 18 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Jos, Nigeria
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
University University of Saskatchewan
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007- Canada 37 (20)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
Nanyak Dala
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Men's Rugby sevens
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara Men's sevens

Nanyak Dala (born 18 June 1984) is a Canadian rugby union player. His position is flanker, and he has played 14 tests for the Canadian national team. Dala currently plays for Castaway Wanderers RFC in the British Columbia Premiership and with Prairie Wolf Pack in the Canadian Rugby Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Dala was born in Jos, Nigeria, but moved to South Africa with his family and took up rugby at age 12. Eventually Dala would go on to represent KwaZulu-Natal provincial teams at various age-grade levels. Dala and his family would eventually move on to the city of North Battleford in Canada where his father, Gideon, sought job opportunities in the medical field. Dala later moved on to Saskatoon to pursue university education at the University of Saskatchewan. In Saskatoon Dala would go on to join local club side, Saskatoon Wild Oats RFC.[1]


  1. ^ "Dala waits for the pitch". Star Phoenix. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 19 May 2012.