Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am opens up on his boyhood dream of travelling the world, and how it inspired him to become one of the best No 13s on the planet.
Am was just 15 Tests into his international career when he produced one of the most unselfish plays to set up South Africa’s first try in a World Cup final.
For a player who only started playing for the Boks in earnest in 2018, Am has packed so much experience into his career, winning a World Cup and Rugby Championship double in 2019 and proving his class with and without the ball in the successful 2021 British & Irish Lions series.
He was just recently called up to the Bok squad for their defence of the Webb Ellis Cup in France, after first being ruled out with a knee injury, and his combination with Damian de Allende in midfield is expected to be pivotal to the title-holders’ success.
Speaking in the latest episode of the SA Rugby series, ‘How rugby changed my life’, the 29-year-old also shares his route to the highest level of sport, after he almost quit in 2014, before then Border Bulldogs coach Chumani Booi convinced him to stick it out.
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