Through the years, South Africa’s rugby team has worked hard to be one of the most difficult nuts to crack. The team's performance on the continental and global fronts has been impressive, thanks to the Lukhanyo Am Mapimpi combined talent and growing influence.
Lukhanyo Am is arguably one of the most dependable Sharks rugby players. Currently, he takes the centre position in Sharks as well as in the South Africa national team.
- Lukanyo Am clan name: Lukanyo Am
- Birthplace: King William’s Town in South Africa
- Weight: 98 kilograms
- Lukhanyo Am high school: Hoerskool De Vos Malan High School .
- Lukhanyo Am position: Centre
- Current team: Shark
What is Lukhanyo Am age?
Knowing what kind of star this player is, you may be wondering: where was Lukhanyo Am born? Or maybe you are asking: how old is Lukhanyo? Well, he was born on November 28th, 1993, in King William's Town. This means that he is 26 years old.
How tall is Lukhanyo?
Lukhanyo Am height is 6 feet 2 inches ( 1.88 meters )
The ace player schooled at Hoerskool De Vos Malan High School in King William’s Town. This is the only Lukhanyo Am school that we know of.
Lukhanyo Am wife
Is Lukhanyo married? Well, Information around his dating life is scant, but in case he is not married, then he may be in a relationship or looking to engage in one. Celebrities like him hardly stay absolutely single.
The meteoric rise
Since late last year, Lukhanyo ( Luk South Africa ) has been performing pretty well in every tournament, including the World cup and the Super Rugby. Most fans believe that he is in his top form.
He registered consistent growth over the last two years to consolidate his position in the team. This impressed the Springboks coach to prefer him over Jesse Kriel, who was always the favourite number 13 jumper. Coach Rassie Erasmus, when announcing his team for the 2019 World Cup match against the Japanese All Blacks, chose Am as Damian de Allende’s central position’s partner.
Kriel, who had been the all-time favourite for this position, was picked on the bench, although he could not participate in the entire tournament because of the injury he sustained late in the opening game.
Lukhanyo displayed an excellent performance in every game, and by the time the Springboks were going into the finals, he was in his best form. His spectacular no-look pass to Mapimpi (wing player) is perhaps one of the most audacious moves in rugby history.
After their triumph in the Japan World Cup, he took a whole week's victory tour, journeying through the United Kingdom and Brazil. He returned home to a promotion as Lukhanyo Am Sharks team captain.
Former captain's accolade
Speaking to one media outlet, the former Springboks captain Jean de Villiers said,
"He has gotten better with every game that he has played, and no one can question his abilities. He is in excellent form at the moment”.
De Villiers, who captained the Springboks thirty-seven times in tests, is quite impressed with Am’s meteoric rise. He says that the young player’s rise is the typical hard work, determination, and passion for the game. Am first excelled at Border Bulldogs and then played shortly for the Southern Kings before voluntarily moving in with the Sharks
With 15 caps by March this year, De Villiers strongly feels that Am’s role in the World Cup was under-celebrated
“He played a pivotal role in that outside center position and was massive on attack and defense," he said
Am also played a significant role in Cheslin Kolbe's amazing try in the 2019 World cup, coming very close to being credited the man of the match. Duanne Vermeulen outwitted him.
Lukhanyo Am has been widely acclaimed for his central organizational skills, and he is the athlete most rugby fans are watching. Following his appointment as the captain, there is no doubt that his star shall continue rising to see him being one of South Africa’s legendary rugby players.