Tiger Mangweni

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Tiger Mangweni
Personal information
Full name Siyabonga Mangweni
Nickname Tiger
Born (1980-06-20) 20 June 1980 (age 36)
Nxaruni, East London
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School(s) attended Ntsonkotha Senior Secondary School
Club information
Current club Border Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2001–2005 Border Bulldogs 63 (203)
2005 Stormers 2 (0)
2005–2007 Griquas 22 (28)
2007 Cheetahs 7 (5)
2008–2010 Bulls 1 (0)
2008–2010 Blue Bulls 46 (78)
2010–2014 Eastern Province Kings 68 (55)
Representative team(s)
2004 South Africa 'A' 2 (0)
2009 Southern Kings 1 (0)
Teams coached
2014–2015 Eastern Province Kings
(defensive coach)
2016–present Border Bulldogs
(defensive coach)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 31 March 2016.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 23 February 2013.

Siyabonga "Tiger" Mangweni (born 20 June 1980) is a former South African rugby union player and currently a coach at the Border Bulldogs.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

He started his career at the Border Bulldogs and got called into the Stormers Super Rugby squad as a Bulldogs player. He then had a short stint at Western Province, before moving to Griquas, where he also represented the Central Cheetahs in Super Rugby. In 2008, he moved to the Blue Bulls and also played for the Bulls in Super Rugby.

In 2009, he was a member of the Southern Kings team that played in the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

In 2010, he was released by the Blue Bulls to join the Eastern Province Kings for the 2010 Currie Cup First Division campaign. 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]


He retired as a player at the end of the 2013 season and was appointed the defensive coach for the EP Kings' Vodacom Cup side.[4]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Tiger Mangweni". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tiger Mangweni". worldartists.co.za. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Green, Michael (7 January 2013). "Kings het geen plek vir Tiger". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mangweni joins Eastern Province Rugby coaching staff" (Press release). Eastern Province Kings. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.