Thabo Mamojele

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Thabo Mamojele
Date of birth (1986-07-29) 29 July 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Witbank, South Africa
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
School Patriot High School, Witbank
University Sharks Academy
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Lock
Current team Falcons
Youth Career
2004–2005 Pumas
2006–2007 Sharks
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011 NWU Pukke 6 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 Natal Wildebeest 2 (10)
2008 Falcons 5 (0)
2009–2011 Leopards 16 (0)
2012 Eastern Province Kings 16 (10)
2013 Kings 1 (0)
2014 Young Lions 5 (0)
2014–2015 Montauban 4 (0)
2016–present Falcons 12 (10)
Correct as of 9 October 2016

Thabo Mamojele (born 29 July 1986) is a South African rugby union player, who plays as a flanker or lock with Currie Cup side the Falcons.[1]

Career[edit]

He was born in Witbank and came through the youth ranks of his local team, the Pumas until he moved to the rugby academy of the Sharks in 2006. He played two games in 2007 for their Vodacom Cup side, the Natal Wildebeest, but failed to make the breakthrough to the first team.

He had a short spell at the Falcons for the 2008 Currie Cup Premier Division, before joining the Leopards in 2009. He played for them for three seasons and also represented the NWU Pukke in the Varsity Cup in 2009 and 2010.

In 2012, he joined the Eastern Province Kings.[2]

2013 Kings Super Rugby season[edit]

He was named in the Kings wider training squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season, but was subsequently released to the Vodacom Cup squad.[3] However, he did make his debut for the Kings when he came on as a substitute for their final Super Rugby match of the regular 2013 Super Rugby season against the Sharks.[4]

Golden Lions[edit]

He joined the Golden Lions for the 2014 season,[5] but he was only in Johannesburg for a short spell before moving to French side Montauban.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Thabo Mamojele". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sexton hopeful for Kings". Sport24. 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  3. ^ Green, Michael (7 January 2013). "Kings het geen plek vir Tiger". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Southern Kings Team announced to play The Sharks". Rugby15. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pumas teken 'n King". SupaRugby. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Thabo Mamojele, entre puissance et vitesse" (in French). La Depeche. Retrieved 11 November 2014.