Takudzwa Ngwenya

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Takudzwa 'Zee' Ngwenya
Takudzwa Zee Ngwenya
Image Credit: RugbyRama.fr
Born Takudzwa Ngwenya
(1985-07-22) July 22, 1985 (age 31)
Harare
Citizenship United States of America
Education Vainona High School, University Brookhaven College
Occupation
  • Rugby Player
Years active 2003 - present
Employer Olympic Biarritz (French Rugby League)
Spouse(s) Susan Ngwenya
Parents Albert Ngwenya (father)
Relatives Tinashe and Ngaatendwe Ngwenya (sisters)

Takudzwa 'Zee' Ngwenya is a professional rugby union player who plays for the United States national rugby union team and French team Biarritz Olympique as a wing. He has been touted as one of the fastest rugby wingers in the world (2010)[1].

Background

Takudzwa Ngwenya was born on born 22 July 1985 in Harare, Zimbabwe to Albert Ngwenya (father). He is the eldest of three children, having two sisters, Tinashe and Ngaatendwe. He is married to Susan Ngwenya.

Education

Takudzwa attended Vainona High School until 2003 before he would leave for the United States. Whilst there Takudzwa would go to Brookhaven College to do his degree in radiology[2].

Early career

Takudzwa Ngwenya first played rugby in Zimbabwe for the Mashonaland Country Districts and for Vainona High School as a winger, before leaving for the USA in 2004[3].

He would first play for Plano Rugby Club in Texas, USA and go on to play for the Dallas Athletic Rugby Club for a few years. He would be clocked at 10.5s hand time for the 100 m dash during this period. From here he would make it to the Texas Select Side and then the USA Under 19 national team. His break through in the USA national rugby union team (sevens) come in Bangkok and the 2007 North America 4.

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Professional career

After a blistering performance at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, where his dashing speed would leave the likes of Brian Habana for dead, Takudzwa Ngwenya was highly sought after by teams in Europe[4]. He would settle for a two year contract with Biarritz Olympique in France's Top 14 Rugby League in November 2007. This is the club that he is to play for until this day.

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Takudzwa Ngwenya VS shane williams


Habana vs Ngwenya_ Try of The World Cup 2007


Alesana Tuilagi vs Zee Ngwenya

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References

  1. TAKUDZWA NGWENYA VS. BRYAN HABANA, RugbyCentric.com, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: 21 Sep 2015
  2. ROBERT WILONSKY, MEET THE MOST FAMOUS RUGBY PLAYER EVER TO EMERGE FROM BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE, Dallas Observer, Published: 11 Oct 2007, Retrieved: 21 Sep 2015
  3. Zimbabwean stars for US, The Independent, Published: 7 May 2004, Retrieved: 21 Sep 2015
  4. TAKU NGWENYAUnited States Of America, ESPN, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: 21 Sep 2015