Trevor Nyakane
Full names: Trevor Ntando
Date of birth: 4 May 1989
Place of birth: Bosbokrand
School: Ben Vorster
Springbok no: 850
Debut test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 1.78m, 110kg
Current age: 35

Test summary: Tests: 67 Tries: 1
First Test: 8 Jun 2013 Age:24 Reserve against Italy at Kingspark, Durban
Last Test: 28 Oct 2023 Age:34 Reserve against New Zealand at Stade de France, Paris
Test history:
08 Jun 201324ReserveItalyWin: 44-10 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
15 Jun 201324ReserveScotlandWin: 30-17 Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitCheetahs
22 Jun 201324ReserveSamoaWin: 56-231 tryLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
28 Jun 201425ReserveScotlandWin: 55-6 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethCheetahs
16 Aug 201425ReserveArgentinaWin: 13-6 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
06 Sep 201425ReserveAustraliaLose: 23-24 Subiaco Oval, PerthCheetahs
13 Sep 201425ReserveNew ZealandLose: 10-14 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonCheetahs
27 Sep 201425ReserveAustraliaWin: 28-10 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
04 Oct 201425ReserveNew ZealandWin: 27-25 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
08 Nov 201425ReserveIrelandLose: 15-29 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinCheetahs
15 Nov 201425ReserveEnglandWin: 31-28 Twickenham, LondonCheetahs
22 Nov 201425Loose-head PropItalyWin: 22-6 Stadio Euganeo, PaduaCheetahs
29 Nov 201425ReserveWalesLose: 6-12 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffCheetahs
25 Jul 201526ReserveNew ZealandLose: 20-27 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
08 Aug 201526ReserveArgentinaLose: 25-37 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
15 Aug 201526Loose-head PropArgentinaWin: 26-12 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresBlue Bulls
19 Sep 201526ReserveJapanLose: 32-34 Brighton Community Stadium, BrightonBlue Bulls
26 Sep 201526ReserveSamoaWin: 46-6 Villa Park, BirminghamBlue Bulls
03 Oct 201526ReserveScotlandWin: 34-16 St James Park, NewcastleBlue Bulls
07 Oct 201526ReserveUSAWin: 64-0 Olympic Stadium, LondonBlue Bulls
17 Oct 201526ReserveWalesWin: 23-19 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
24 Oct 201526ReserveNew ZealandLose: 18-20 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
30 Oct 201526ReserveArgentinaWin: 24-13 Olympic Stadium, LondonBlue Bulls
11 Jun 201627ReserveIrelandLose: 20-26 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
18 Jun 201627ReserveIrelandWin: 32-26 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
10 Sep 201627ReserveAustraliaLose: 17-23 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
19 Nov 201627ReserveItalyLose: 18-20 Stadio Artemio Franchi, FlorenceBlue Bulls
26 Nov 201627ReserveWalesLose: 13-27 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
19 Aug 201728ReserveArgentinaWin: 37-15 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
26 Aug 201728ReserveArgentinaWin: 41-23 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, SaltaBlue Bulls
09 Sep 201728ReserveAustraliaDraw: 23-23 Perth Oval, PerthBlue Bulls
16 Sep 201728ReserveNew ZealandLose: 0-57 North Harbour Stadium, North Shore CityBlue Bulls
30 Sep 201728ReserveAustraliaDraw: 27-27 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
07 Oct 201728ReserveNew ZealandLose: 24-25 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
18 Nov 201728ReserveFranceWin: 18-17 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
25 Nov 201728ReserveItalyWin: 35-6 Stadio Euganeo, PaduaBlue Bulls
02 Dec 201728ReserveWalesLose: 22-24 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
20 Jul 201930Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 35-17 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
27 Jul 201930ReserveNew ZealandDraw: 16-16 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
10 Aug 201930Tight-head PropArgentinaWin: 46-13 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, SaltaBlue Bulls
06 Sep 201930ReserveJapanWin: 41-7 Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, SaitamaBlue Bulls
21 Sep 201930ReserveNew ZealandLose: 13-23 International Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaBlue Bulls
02 Jul 202132Tight-head PropGeorgiaWin: 40-9 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
24 Jul 202132Tight-head PropBritainLose: 17-22 Cape Town Stadium, Cape TownBlue Bulls
31 Jul 202132ReserveBritainWin: 27-9 Cape Town Stadium, Cape TownBlue Bulls
07 Aug 202132ReserveBritainWin: 19-16 Cape Town Stadium, Cape TownBlue Bulls
14 Aug 202132ReserveArgentinaWin: 32-12 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
21 Aug 202132Loose-head PropArgentinaWin: 29-10 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
18 Sep 202132Loose-head PropAustraliaLose: 17-30 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
25 Sep 202132Loose-head PropNew ZealandLose: 17-19 North Queensland Stadium, TownsvilleBlue Bulls
02 Oct 202132Tight-head PropNew ZealandWin: 31-29 Robina Stadium, Gold CoastBlue Bulls
06 Nov 202132Tight-head PropWalesWin: 23-18 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
13 Nov 202132Tight-head PropScotlandWin: 30-15 Murrayfield, EdinburghBlue Bulls
20 Nov 202132Tight-head PropEnglandLose: 26-27 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
09 Jul 202233Tight-head PropWalesLose: 12-13 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
16 Jul 202233Loose-head PropWalesWin: 30-14 Cape Town Stadium, Cape TownBlue Bulls
06 Aug 202233Loose-head PropNew ZealandWin: 26-10 Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitRacing
03 Sep 202233ReserveAustraliaWin: 24-8 Sydney Football Stadium (Aussie stadium), SydneyRacing
17 Sep 202233ReserveArgentinaWin: 36-20 Estadio Libertadores de America, Buenos AiresRacing
29 Jul 202334ReserveArgentinaWin: 22-21 Ellispark, JohannesburgRacing
05 Aug 202334Loose-head PropArgentinaWin: 24-13 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresRacing
25 Aug 202334ReserveNew ZealandWin: 35-7 Twickenham, LondonRacing
10 Sep 202334ReserveScotlandWin: 18-3 Stade Velodrome, MarseillesRacing
17 Sep 202334Tight-head PropRomaniaWin: 76-0 Stade de Bordeaux, BordeauxRacing
23 Sep 202334ReserveIrelandLose: 8-13 Stade de France, ParisRacing
01 Oct 202334ReserveTongaWin: 49-18 Stade Velodrome, MarseillesRacing
28 Oct 202334ReserveNew ZealandWin: 12-11 Stade de France, ParisRacing

Racing 92 Bio

A product of top rugby school in Limpopo, Nyakane played Hoƫrskool Ben Vorster before moving on to play a Univiersity in Bloemfontein - CUT Ixias

A classic modern-day front-rower with his physicality and mobility being some of his strongest attributes but what sets Nykane part from the rest is the fact that he can comfortably play loosehead and tighthead prop.

His professional career started with the Cheetahs in both Super Rugby and the Currie Cup before he moved to the Bulls in 2014.

In June 2013 he made his test debut for the Springboks against Italy in Durban. He came on from the bench in the 73rd minute as a loosehead-prop replacement for Tendai Mtawarira.

Since making his debut in 2012, Nyakane has gone on to feature in over 90 Super Rugby matches and brought up his century in 2019.

The versatile front row claimed a place in the Springboks squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. However, he had to withdraw through injury in the pool stage and was replaced by Thomas du Toit. South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.

Nyakane was named te Bulls vice-captain for the 2020 Super Rugby season. Nyakane won the Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup with the Bulls in 2020 also helping the side to the Rainbow Cup Final.

June 2021 saw him being named in South Africa's 46-man squad for the British and Irish Lions Tour. He turned out for South Africa A team who managed a 17-13 victory over Warren Gatland's charges.

Nyakane started the first test against the Lions at tighthead before switching to loosehead and featuring from the bench in the other two tests. He was a regular for the Springboks throughout 2021 making his 50th appearance for the Springboks against New Zealand in the 100th test between the two countries.

After 82 caps for the Bulls over a six-year period, Nyakane made the move to France joining Racing 92 in December 2021. Racing reportedly bought Nyakane out of the final two years of his contract and joins the French club until the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

He finished the 2021 test season with 54 test caps, 41 of those coming from the bench.

Nyakane now has 61 caps and has been named as part of the 2023 rugby world cup squad.