Lukhanyo – Boepa to his friends – is one of three Connect high performance athletes on rugby bursaries at the Western Cape Sport School in Cape Town, alongside Lamla Nunu and Lutho Dyalvane. All three boys are sponsored by the Woodstock, Cape Town, franchise of Timbercity. Join them in supporting a Connect high performance athlete.
In 2017, Boepa was selected alongside Lamla as their Western Province side won the 2017 Iqhawe Week in Johannesburg, as well as all three boys helping their school side to the final of the national Top Schools rugby competition in Durban.
Boepa has been involved in rugby with Connect Sports Academy since 2015. In that time, he has adapted superbly to Connect’s training regime and is one of our most consistent, high-performing athletes.
Capable of playing at tighthead or loosehead prop, as well as hooker, Boepa’s power, tenacity and sheer athleticism sets him apart from his peers in the front row. Don’t be surprised by the unlikely sight of him kicking for poles, either.
Boepa has a solid head on his young shoulders and is an exciting prospect as the possibility of making it as a professional draws nearer. Whatever you do, though, don’t tell him that he looks just like Springbok Trevor Nyakane.