- Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am has been named as the new Cell C Sharks captain
- Am will captain their Super Rugby team for the 2020 season
- The Rugby World Cup winner became a fan favourite in 2019 and South Africans celebrated the news via social media
Rugby World Cup winner Lukhanyo Am has been confirmed as the new captain of the Cell C Sharks.
The 26-year-old will captain the side during their 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign.
The Sharks shared the news via Twitter and it was celebrated by South Africans on Tuesday.
Am became a hero after his amazing performance in the final of the Rugby World Cup inspired the Springboks to victory.
The Springbok centre was understandably overjoyed and spoke via the Sharks website:
“It is a huge honour and privilege to be chosen to lead this team of brothers. We have an exciting new squad of players and management, who are eager to make their mark and to see us grow as a group."
It's been a meteoric rise for Am, who started his career at Border and played for the Southern Kings in 2016.
Briefly.co.za noted the excitement of rugby fans via Twitter.
Lloyd Burnard (@LloydBurnard) said,
“The appointment of Lukhanyo Am as Sharks captain is such an exciting one from the franchise. It builds on the legacy that was created at RWC 2019 and sends exactly the right message of unity and equality that the Bok class of 2019 fought so hard for.”
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