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Trevor Ntando Nyakane (born 4 May 1989) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Bulls in Super Rugby. His regular playing position is prop and he has the ability to play at both loosehead and tighthead.[1]

Trevor Nyakane
Trevor Nyakane, Blou Bulle, 5-2017, a.jpg
Full nameTrevor Ntando Nyakane
Date of birth (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthBushbuckridge, South Africa
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight121 kg (267 lb; 19 st 1 lb)
SchoolBen Vorster, Tzaneen
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team 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)
2011Griffons 1 (0)
2012–2014 Cheetahs 42 (15)
2015–present Bulls 66 (0)
2018 Blue Bulls 4 (0)
Correct as of 11 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 S.A. Schools Academy
2013–present South Africa 42 (5)
2015 Springboks 1 (0)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (0)
2017 South Africa 'A' 2 (0)
Correct as of 21 September 2019

School careerEdit

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.

CareerEdit

Following his summer[when?] move from the 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] He attended his primary school in laerskool Gravelotte in Limpopo.

InternationalEdit

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]

Nyakane was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[8] However he had to withdraw through injury in the pool stage and was replaced by Thomas du Toit.[9] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[10]

Springbok statisticsEdit

Test Match RecordEdit

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 TriesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. 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.
  8. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Springboks call in replacement as injury rules Trevor Nyakane out of World Cup". rugbypass.com. 23 September 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  10. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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