Norman Nelson

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Norman Nelson
Full name Norman Tsimba Nelson
Date of birth (1983-08-10) 10 August 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Patensie, Eastern Cape
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
School Patensie High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Griffons
Youth Career
2002–2003 Mighty Elephants
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2008 Mighty Elephants 47 (150)
2008 East Cape XV 1 (0)
2009–2010 SWD Eagles 20 (77)
2010–2013 Eastern Province Kings 45 (130)
2013–present Griffons 42 (90)
Correct as of 23 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 South Africa Sevens ()
2012 South African Barbarians (South) 1 (5)
Correct as of 10 April 2013

Norman Tsimba Nelson (born 10 August 1983) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Griffons.[1]


Mighty Elephants / Eastern Province Kings[edit]

He played for the Mighty Elephants between 2006 and 2008, also representing the South African sevens rugby team in 2007.

In 2009, he moved to the SWD Eagles, but returned to play for the Eastern Province Kings in the 2010 Currie Cup First Division, where he finished joint top try scorer. He was named in the Kings wider training squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season, but was subsequently released to the Vodacom Cup squad.[2]


He joined Welkom-based side Griffons in 2013. He was a key member of their 2014 Currie Cup First Division-winning side. He played in the final and score a try shortly after half-time to help the Griffons win the match 23–21[3] to win their first trophy for six years.[4]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Norman Nelson". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Green, Michael (7 January 2013). "Kings het geen plek vir Tiger". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Down Touch Griffons 23-21 Valke". South African Rugby Union. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Currie Cup Griffons win First Division title". Sport24. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.