Try-scoring machine Makazole Mapimpi looks set to anchor the Sharks backline for the remainder of his career.
South Africa is blessed with wings that can flat-out fly – here’s your chance to decide which of these two Springboks would win a 50-metre foot race!
With South African teams finally set to host their European counterparts in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship this weekend, take a look back to when Makazole Mapimpi starred for the Cheetahs in the Pro14.
Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi was rewarded for a number of sterling performances in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship for the Sharks by being named the competition’s Player of the Month for January.
Catch the Vodacom United Rugby Championship highlights from the Sharks’ bonus-point victory over the Lions at Ellis Park.
Makazole Mapimpi scored three tries as the Sharks held on to defeat the Lions 47-37 in a riveting encounter at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Star wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries as the Springboks erased a half-time deficit to beat Scotland 30-15 at Murrayfield.
SA Rugby magazine writers picked their world team of the year and, though the backline is loaded with unanimous selections, the pack highlights the world champions’ wealth of talent.
Makazole Mapimpi’s speed wasn’t only showcased on the field this year as a clip featuring the rapid Springbok flyer sped past two entries from Rassie Erasmus in the Top 5 videos in 2021.
In the final of a six-part series, SA Rugby magazine’s writers pick their world team of the year, based on performances throughout 2021.