The family of the South African Springbok outside centre, Lukhanyo Am has attributed his accomplishments in his rugby career to discipline and dedication.

Am did not come up through the traditional rugby channels. However, that did not stop him from achieving the goal of wearing the green and gold.

His family says it is looking forward to welcoming him home to King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape as part of the winning team that will tour the province.

Lukhanyo’s mother Zukiswa says, “I asked him to change that rugby but he refused. He said one day you will see me in flying colours. I thank you God for Lukhanyo, his behaviour, discipline, his respect. I didn’t know that one day I will be talking about Lukhanyo being a player of Springboks. I’m very proud of him.”

Am attended De Vos Malan High School in King Williams Town.

His former team mate and childhood friend, Lamil Abdul says Am had always been passionate about playing professional rugby.

Abdul says, “We started  playing at age level under 11 and strait to under 18  but Lukhanyo was always not a flashy player. He has always had a lot of skill. He started off as a lock before centre, and from there he grew. We always talked about playing professional one day.”