Black Rugby Players: Shirtless and Speedo Hunks. We are updating this post to bring you two more black rugby players who’ve been making a name for themselves in the sport not only in South Africa where they both come from but in the international scene as well. First up is Siya Kolisi who was named by Rugby World magazine as the most influential person of 2020.
What did he do to earn such a prestigious title? Well, he led South Africa to its third title during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Oh, he is also the first black captain of the South African national rugby team aka the Springboks. Here’s Kolisi with the World Cup and World Rugby Team of the Year Award.
Off the court, Kolisi is also doing good work. He and his wife started the Kolisi Foundation which, per wikipedia, “address the systemic issues in Gender-Based Violence, Food Insecurity and Education and Sport”.
He is pretty supportive of the initiatives of his teammates too as evidenced by the next pic below where he poses in his Speedos to support Faf de Klerk’s campaign to raise awareness for testicular cancer.
And here’s another pic of our rugby hunk rocking his Speedo swimsuit which we grabbed from his Instagram account (follow him @siyakolisi):
Next black player we are adding to our list is Makazole Mapimpi who made history in the 2019 World Cup as the first South African rugby player to score a try in a Rugby World Cup final. Apparently, the Springboks won their previous two world cup championship titles without tries. Also worth noting is the fact that, according to wikipedia, he “has the rare achievement of having scored a try against every team he has played in international rugby”.
Like Kolisi above, Mapimpi also supported the #fafchallenge by posing in his underoos and posting the pic on Twitter. We ain’t gonna include the photo here it here because it is to risque but here’s the message he wanted to impart which bears repeating: “Don’t wing it when it comes to testicular cancer. Be the first to try, and check for any unusual lumps, swelling or pain.”
Want more of Mapimpi? Follow him on Instagram @makazoli. If you want more rugby hunks from South Africa, check out our post on Springboks Rugby Players.
Black Rugby Players Shirtless (posted 10 March 2014, updated 1 April 2017). From shirtless black NFL quarterbacks (see link below), let’s move on to our black brothers who are making a name for themselves in the world of rugby. Famewatchers, we’re presenting to you these ten black rugby hunks. Who of these guys is your favorite? Who would you bring home to mama? Hehe.
Sampie Mastriet. Our South African hunk currently plays for the Vodacom Blue Bulls. He’s 23 years old, stands at 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in), and his usual position is wing according to wikipedia.
Cecil Afrika. Our dreadlocked hunk Cecil Afrika is from Missionvale township in South Africa. He is a member of the South African sevens team where he plays at Flyhalf.
Nanyak Dala. Next in our list of black rugby players is Nanyak Dala. He is a Canadian rugby union player who currently plays for the Canadian national rugby team as well as the Prairie Wolf Pack in the Canadian Rugby Championship.
Topsy Ojo (full name: Temitope Oluwadamilola Ojo). Topsy currently plays for the London Irish squad (position: wing). He also represented England and the England Saxons in international tournaments. The photo is from the 2011 Rugby’s Finest Calendar which featured, well, rugby’s finest hunks.
Ugo Monye. Ugo Monye is Mr. November in the Rugby’s Finest 2011 Calendar. He is an English international rugby union player who plays club rugby for Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership (position: centre/wing).
Sibusiso Sithole. Our 23-year-old winger from Queenstown, South Africa. He currently plays for the Sharks (position: wing) in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup. Last year, he was picked to be a part of the South African national squad which competed in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Bryan Habana. South African hunk Bryan Habana is our favorite among this list of hunky black rugby players. Why? Because he raced against a plane as well as against a cheetah. Watch the videos below to see the results.
Bryan vs. plane from the British Airways. He crossed the finish line first.
Bryan vs. cheetah. It was a competitive race but the cheetah won.
Cornal Hendricks. Cornal in action during a game between South Africa and the Cook Islands at the 2012 Wellington Sevens in Wellington, New Zealand. He’s a member of the South African national squad which competed in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Majak Daw. Originally from Sudan, Majak currently plays for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Nicknamed Magic Majak, he’s only 22 years old so we expect to see him playing in many years to come.
Bernardo Botha. Bernardo (right) currently plays for the Steval Pumas rugby team.
So which of the above hunky black rugby players is your favorite? Do you like Bryan Habana as much as we like him for his impressive feat of running against a cheetah?
Black Rugby Players Shirtless, in Uniform, in Speedos for Training posted 10 March 2014. Last updated: January 15, 2023 at 1:47 am.