Ryan Kankowski
Ryan Kankowski
Date of Birth: 14 October 1985
Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth
Position: 8th Man
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 100 kg
“Kanki” is a rangy No 8 and one of the quickest loose forwards in South Africa. He has been around for some time, having made his Vodacom Super Rugby debut for The Sharks way back in 2007. Injuries have probably cost Ryan Kankowski a few Tests, but he could still add a number of Test caps for the Boks. He made his debut against Wales at the end of 2007, just after the victorious Rugby World Cup campaign.

Positions: No. 8 (13), Flank (7)
Province: KZN (2007)
Springbok number: 791
Test debut: 24 November, 2007 vs Wales in Cardiff, aged 22
Total tests: 20
Tour matches: 2
Total Springbok matches: 22
Win Ratio: 10-9-1
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2008); SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (2008); Vodacom Super 14 Player of the Year (2008); Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year nominee (2008).