Trevor Nyakane

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Trevor Nyakane
Full name Trevor Ntando Nyakane
Date of birth (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Bushbuckridge, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 121 kg (267 lb; 19 st 1 lb)
School Ben Vorster, Tzaneen
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Bulls / Blue Bulls
Youth Career
2005–2007 Limpopo Blue Bulls
2008–2010 Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 CUT Ixias ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2014 Free State Cheetahs 38 (10)
2011 Emerging Cheetahs 1 (0)
2011 Griffons 1 (0)
2012–2014 Cheetahs 42 (15)
2015–present Bulls 28 (0)
Correct as of 18 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 S.A. Schools Academy ()
2013–present South Africa 28 (5)
2015–2016 Springbok XV 2 (0)
Correct as of 26 November 2016

Trevor Ntando Nyakane (born 4 May 1989) is a South African rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is prop and he has the ability to play at both loosehead and tighthead.[1]

School career[edit]

Nyakane attended school in Limpopo top rugby school Ben Vorster where he played for the first team for two years. He was chosen to represent Limpopo at the Grant Khomo, and Craven Weeks tournaments in 2006 and 2007

Career[edit]

Following his summer[when?] move from Toyota Cheetahs, Nyakane currently represents the Blue Bulls in both the Currie Cup and in Super Rugby. He has amassed more than 50 senior appearances in all senior competitions.[2][3]

Nyakane signed a contract with the Blue Bulls until the end of the 2018 season.[4]

International[edit]

Nyakane was first named in the Springbok squad ahead of the 2013 mid-year rugby union tests.[5]

He made his international debut on 8 June as a 73rd minute replacement for Tendai Mtawarira in South Africa's 44-10 victory over Italy in Durban.[6] On 22 June 2013 he scored his first test try, against Samoa, in Pretoria. With South Africa already leading 49-23, Nyakane's 80th minute score completed a comprehensive victory.[7]

Springbok statistics[edit]

Test Match Record[edit]

Against Pld W D L Tri Con Pen DG Pts %Won
 Argentina 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
 Australia 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 50
 England 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
 Ireland 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Italy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
 New Zealand 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 50
 Samoa 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 100
 Scotland 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
 Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 13 9 0 4 1 0 0 0 5 69.23

Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Con = Conversions, Pen = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points Scored

International Tries[edit]

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result
1  Samoa Pretoria, South Africa Loftus Versfeld Mid-year rugby test series 22 June 2013 Won 56-23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheetahs revamp front row for Crusaders". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax NZ News. 21 March 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Trevor Nyakane". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Trevor Nyakane itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Established Springboks to continue careers with Blue Bulls" (Press release). Bulls. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "New faces in Springbok squad". Sport 24. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 44-10 Italy". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 56-23 Samoa". South African Rugby Union. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.