South African born, Khanya Ncusane’s rugby career started off quickly and at a young age after being elected for the Western Province U12 team after just starting to play rugby that year. It was clear not only to the Western Province selectors but to many top rugby schools around the country, that there was something unique about him. His introduction to the Western Province team – at 12 years old – earned him a scholarship at one of the most prestigious rugby schools in the world, Paarl Boys’ High.
Ncusane took this opportunity and gave it his all and never stopped working hard to be one of the best. He represented Western Province at all age groups in school, played for SA Schools and was part of one of the best Paarl Boys U19A teams of the decade, going unbeaten for that entire year.
After high school, an opportunity to leave home to play in Johannesburg for the Lions came about. Now he is back in Cape Town where it all started and in a phase he calls a ‘reset’. Ncusane will not stop working and if Western Province decides to call on him, there will be a loose forward on the other side who has unfinished business.
He is hungrier and more determined than ever.