Lukhanyo Am rugby player
Lukhanyo Am rugby player

Lukhanyo Am

28th Nov 1993 1.86m/93kg Outside Centre

Born in King Williams Town, and playing as a loose forward at school, Am has spent time at Border, Falcons and Sharks where he is contracted for Currie Cup.

While under contract with the Sharks in 2016, Am, joined the Southern Kings on loan for the Super Rugby season.

He scored one try from his 10 Super Rugby appearances in 2016 and was called into the South African A side to face the England Saxons.

The Sharks opted to keep Am at the franchise ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season following a strong 2016 Currie Cup season.

He started the Super Rugby season well and was named as one of the eight uncapped players in the Springboks squad for the 2017 June internationals against France.

Am picked up an injury against the Stormers and was ruled out of the June Internationals.

He returned to action with the Sharks in Super Rugby completing the season having featured in all but one of the Sharks Super Rugby matches.

Am then missed out on selection for the Rugby Championship but earned a spot in the Springboks end of year tour squad after helping the Sharks to the Currie Cup Final.

He made his test debut off the bench for the Springboks but featured from prominently in the squad under new coach Rassie Erasmus.

Am took his test cap tally 6 during the Rugby Championship before an injury ended his season and will only return to action during the 2019 Super Rugby season.

He heads into the 2019 season with 42 Super Rugby caps and has scored 8 tries.

JW Oct 18

Career

Natal Natal Sharks
Outside Centre
2016 - present
sharks Sharks
Outside Centre
2017 - present
sa South Africa
Outside Centre
2017 - present
image Southern Kings
Outside Centre
2016 - 2016
image South Africa A
Right Wing
2016 - 2016