A product of King Edward VII School (KES) in Johannesburg, Cyle Brink remained loyal to his home province and represented the Golden Lions in the U18 Craven Week, before turning out for both the U19 and U21 Currie Cup teams, making a huge impression on Lions coaches in the process. It came as no surprise when he received a Baby Bok call up and represented his country at the U20 Junior World Championship, where the rugby world got its first glimpse of his abrasive refusal to be brought down.
Further standout performances received widespread acclaim and it wasn’t long before he made his senior provincial debut. A Super Rugby debut followed in 2016 and Brink has since established himself as a pillar of the Lions loose trio. With barnstorming runs reminiscent of a young Willem Alberts, Brink’s turn of speed and breakdown ability has provided coaches with a welcome flexibility. In Cyle Brink, they have a man who comfortably covers all aspects of back row play.
DOB: 16 January 1994
Position: Back Row
Current Team: Leicester Tigers
2016 - 2020
Emirates Lions (Super Rugby), Golden Lions (Currie Cup)
2014 - 2016
Golden Lions (U21 Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup)
2013 - 2014
South Africa (World Rugby U20 Championship)
2012 - 2013
Golden Lions (U18 Craven Week, U19 Currie Cup, U21 Currie Cup)