A product of St. Andrew’s College in Grahamstown, Sintu Manjezi first represented Eastern Province at the U16 Grant Khomo Week, earning selection for the SARU U16 High Performance Squad in the process. A captain of his school’s 1st XV, Manjezi’s leadership came to the fore in two U18 Craven Week campaigns and he summarily joined the EP Kings U19 Currie Cup squad. Incredibly, the multi-talented sportsman represented his province in cricket as well, but he committed his future to rugby union when selected for the EP Kings senior Currie Cup squad.
Super Rugby selection followed but given the financial difficulties of the Eastern Cape franchise, Sintu decided to further his career with the Kimberley-based Griquas. The rock-hard surface of Griquas’ home ground was the perfect showcase for Manjezi’s pace and athleticism, and this was only amplified when he moved to the Cheetahs in 2018. Spending most of the 2019 season in the second row, Manjezi won more breakdown turnovers than any other player in the Currie Cup, an incredible statistic for a lock forward. Having dominated the dry surfaces of the South, Sintu has since shown his versatility by impressing in the challenging conditions of the Pro 14.
DOB: 7 April 1995
Position: Lock, Blindside Flank
Current Team: Bulls
2018 - 2020
Cheetahs (Guinness Pro 14), Free State Cheetahs (Currie Cup)
2017 - 2018
Griquas (Currie Cup, Supersport Challenge)
2016 - 2017
Southern Kings (Super Rugby), EP Kings (Currie Cup), NMMU (Varsity Cup)
2011 - 2014
EP Kings (U16 Grant Khomo Week, U18 Craven Week, U19 Currie Cup)