Siyanda Grey

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Siyanda Grey
Date of birth (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Komga, South Africa
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
School Hlumani Secondary School, Komga
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Kings / Eastern Province Kings
Youth Career
2009–2010 Eastern Province Kings
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–present Eastern Province Kings 46 (85)
2013 Kings 4 (0)
2016–present Kings 1 (0)
Correct as of 18 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 Emerging Boks (sevens) ()
2011 South African Kings 3 (30)
Correct as of 20 May 2012

Siyanda Grey (born 16 August 1989 in Komga, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Kings in Super Rugby and the Eastern Province Kings in domestic rugby.[1] His usual position is centre or wing.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Grey started his career in the youth system at the Eastern Province Kings, where he represented the Eastern Province U21 side in the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Under-21 Provincial Championship competition.

Eastern Province Kings[edit]

He was included in the Eastern Province Kings' 2010 Vodacom Cup squad, scoring on his debut against Western Province.[2] He started three more Vodacom Cup that season, scoring another try. He returned to the Kings Vodacom Cup squad in 2011, scoring five tries in eight appearances.

He made his Currie Cup debut in the 2011 Currie Cup First Division, starting their match against the SWD Eagles.[3] He scored a try in each of his next two matches, against the Border Bulldogs[4] and the Griffons.[5]

However, Grey then suffered a serious cruciate ligament which saw him miss the remainder of 2011 and the majority of the 2012 season.[6] Upon his return from injury, he made five appearances towards the back-end of the 2012 Currie Cup First Division competition, scoring one try against the Griffons.[7]

He was named in the Kings squad for their inaugural season in the Super Rugby competition in 2013.[8] Although not being included in the early stages of the competition – instead playing in the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition for the Kings, scoring three tries in six starts – he was called into the squad following injuries to Sergeal Petersen and Hadleigh Parkes and made four consecutive starts in the competition, against the Cheetahs,[9] Waratahs,[10] Highlanders[11] and the return leg against the Cheetahs.[12]

Grey returned to domestic action in the 2013 Currie Cup First Division, getting one try in his three appearances, but then suffered another long-term injury, with torn knee ligaments ruling him out of action until June 2014.[13]

Representative rugby[edit]

In 2010, he was called up to an Emerging Springboks sevens team that played in the Safaricom Sevens tournament in Kenya.[14]

The following year, Grey was included in the South African Kings team for the 2011 IRB Nations Cup. He was the leading try-scorer in the tournament, scoring six tries in three appearances,[15] including a hat-trick against Georgia.[16] Grey was also named as Player of the Tournament for his try-scoring exploits.[6]

Statistics[edit]

As of the end of the 2015 Vodacom Cup.
First class career
Season Teams Super Rugby Currie Cup Vodacom Cup Other Total
Apps Pts Apps Pts Apps Pts Apps Pts Apps Pts
2010 Eastern Province Kings 4 10 4 10
2011 Kings / Eastern Province Kings 4 10 8 25 3 30 15 65
2012 Eastern Province Kings 5 5 5 5
2013 Kings / Eastern Province Kings 4 0 3 5 6 15 13 20
2014 Eastern Province Kings 3 5 3 5
2015 Eastern Province Kings 5 5 6 0 8 10
Total 4 0 20 30 24 50 3 30 51 110

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Siyanda Grey". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 23-28 Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 28-20 SWD Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border Bulldogs 15-62 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 67-26 Tasol Solar Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Welcome back Siyanda Grey". Eastern Province Rugby. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 60-19 Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Southern Kings : 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Cheetahs 26-12 Southern Kings". South African Rugby Union. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Southern Kings 10-72 Waratahs". South African Rugby Union. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Southern Kings 34-27 Highlanders". South African Rugby Union. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Southern Kings 22-34 Toyota Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Maar moet Kavaliers eers Vrydag klop : Kings soek 'n tuishalfeind". Die Burger. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "New faces to join BlitzBokke". blitzbokke.com. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "IRB Nations Cup 2011 Statistics". IRB. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Georgia v South African Kings". International Rugby Board. 10 June 2011. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013.