Don Armand is a UK based Zimbabwean professional rugby player. He currently plays for a premiership side as well as the England national team.

Don Armand
Born Donovan Wade Armand
September 23, 1988
Residence United Kingdom
Education Degree in Psychology and Human Resources
Alma mater University of Cape Town
Known for Being a Professional Rugby Players
Parent(s) Adele (Mother), Wade (Father)
Website Twitter: @don_armand



Armand was born in Harare. His family lived on a farm near Harare. The family left for South Africa in 2002 as a result of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme violence that was going on around them. In South Africa, Armand went to Maritzburg College and then to the University of Cape Town where he studied for a degree in Psychology and Human Resources. Eventually, his father returned to Zimbabwe, where he races pigeons.[1]

Sports Career

Armand started playing professionally in South Africa when he played for the Western Province rugby team in March 2012.

In 2013 he joined English Premiership team, Exeter Chiefs. In 2017 he was considered a key player for the team when it became Champions of England and he was named Man of the Match in the finals.


In 2018, Armand won the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards Sports Personality of the year award.


  1. Zim-born England rugby ace Don Armand recalls land invasions - The Standard, The Standard, published: 18 Mar 2018, retrieved: 1 Jul 2018