|Date of birth||14 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Port Elizabeth, South Africa|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||106 kg (234 lb; 16 st 10 lb)|
|School||St Andrew's College|
|Rugby union career|
Kankowski was first selected to represent South Africa during the Springboks 2007 end of year tour to Wales & England. He made a try-scoring test debut on the tour as a substitute during South Africa's 34–12 victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium on 24 November 2007.
Thirteen of his 20 Test Caps have been earned as a substitute. His most productive year was in 2008, receiving award nominations for his performances at Super Rugby and provincial level and was subsequently rewarded by being part of the Springboks Incoming Tour, their Tri Nations squad and their end of year Outgoing Tour. He was also part of the Springbok squad selected to play 3 Tests against the British and Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa in 2009.
In June 2012, it was announced that he would join Japanese team Toyota Verblitz for six months. He would miss the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division season with the Sharks, but would return to the Sharks for the 2013 Super Rugby season.