A talented footballer in his youth, Khanya Ncusane represented Western Province within two years of his first rugby fixture, making an inspirational move from Parow to the prestigious Paarl Boys Primary. Paarl Boys High School has some of the greatest depth of any rugby institution in South Africa, but Khanya thrived in the intensity of playing against the country’s best schools on a weekly basis. In his first U18 Craven Week, Khanya formed part of a supremely dominant Western Province team that lifted the proverbial trophy at the end of the week. Ncusane once again earned widespread acclaim at the Craven Week of 2016, where his signature athleticism proved to be a feature of the competition.
The ranging back rower used all the raw pace that he is blessed with to outstrip wingers on their outside, making Khanya’s selection for the South African U18 Schools team a mere formality. Weighing up numerous junior provincial offers, Ncusane signed with the Golden Lions, where his sleek handling and intelligent running lines were perfectly suited to their dynamic ball-in-hand approach. Winning back-to-back titles in the U19 and U21 Currie Cup competitions, Khanya returned home to the Western Cape with an impressive physicality that saw him join the Western Province Supersport Rugby Challenge squad.
DOB: 22 July 1998
Position: Back Row
Current Team: SA Sevens Academy
2020 - 2021
South Africa (Sevens Academy)
2019 - 2020
Western Province (Supersport Rugby Challenge)
2018 - 2019
Golden Lions (U21 Currie Cup), University of Johannesburg (Varsity Cup)
2017 - 2018
Golden Lions (U19 Currie Cup), University of Johannesburg (Varsity Cup U20)
2015 - 2017
South Africa (U18 Schools), Western Province (U18 Craven Week)