Lwazi Mvovo

Springbok and Sharks winger

When Springbok wingers J P Pietersen and Odwa Ndungane left the Sharks to fulfil their national duties in 2009 they opened up a spot for a 24-year-old winger from the Eastern Cape named Lwazi Mvovo. Mvovo never looked back, soon establishing himself in the Sharks team with some electrifying finishes, ending up as the second-highest try scorer in the 2010 Currie Cup. Mvovo is blessed with oodles of speed and a real gift for spotting a gap and slicing through it. His try-scoring efforts earned him a spot in the Springbok squad for the 2010 end-of-year tour, where once, again, he excelled. In 2011 he no longer plays second fiddle to Pietersen and Ndungane, often playing ahead of the two more established stars in the Sharks team, and many predict that he will be heading to New Zealand later this year as one of the Springbok wingers. � Lloyd Gedye

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