Brian Mujati

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Brian Mujati
Brian Mujati 2010.jpg
Full name Brian Mujati
Date of birth (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb; 18 st 8 lb) [1]
School Peterhouse Boys' School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–2013
2013–2015
2015–
Northampton Saints
Racing 92
Sale Sharks
110
55
31
(45)
(0)
(15)
correct as of 16 November 2016.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–2008
2008
Golden Lions
Western Province
7
4
(0)
(0)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–2008
2009
Lions
Stormers
13
22
(0)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008 South Africa 12 (0)
correct as of 17 May 2016.

Brian Mujati (born (28 September 1984 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean-born South African rugby union player for Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership. He plays as a prop He started off his career with the Lions in the Super 14 competition, then he joined the Stormers for the start of the 2008 season before joining the Saints. He went to Peterhouse Boys' School in Marondera in Zimbabwe, along with the Sharks and capped Springbok Tendai Mtawarira. Despite having already played for the Springboks Mujati's test career was cut short when he was declared ineligible to play because he was not legally a South African citizen. He opted to join Northampton Saints to further pursue his rugby career. He is still a Zimbabwean citizen.

Club Career[edit]

Northampton Saints[edit]

Mujati joined Saints in 2009 making his debut at Wembley Stadium. A second-half try for Mujati against Saracens helped the Saints reach the 2009-10 LV= Cup final and by the end of the campaign he was a regular sight on the first team field. The continuation of his fine form into 2010/11 was all the more impressive and he marked himself out as the cornerstone of a formidable Saints pack, featuring in every Premiership and Heineken Cup fixture. After confirming himself as Europe's premium tight-head and a fans favourite to boot, 'Mooj' was voted Players' Player of the Season and selected in the Sky Sports and ESPN Premiership Dream Team. He also finished second only to team mate Tom Wood in the Aviva Premiership Player of the Season vote. Though Brian struggled to find consistency early in 2012/13, his run to form was timed perfectly and he would contribute a semi-final try as the Saints stormed to the Premiership Final at Twickenham.[2]

Racing 92[edit]

On 27 November 2012, it was announced Mujati would leave Northampton Saints to join French club Racing 92 for the 2013–14 season.[3] Mujati spent two years at the french side. He amassed over 50 caps for the club before signing for the Sale Sharks on a two-year contract in September 2015.[4]

Sale Sharks[edit]

Mujati made his Sale debut in October 2015 in a defeat to Saracens. He scored his first points for the club in a European Challenge Cup match against French side Pau.

International Career[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Despite being Zimbabwean-born Mujati made 12 appearances for the Springboks during the 2008 season prior to leaving for Northampton in 2009.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Away from the rugby pitch Brian has proved himself to be a vlogger, with a video channel on YouTube called The Life Of Brian, with over 11,500 subscribers.[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.salesharks.com/rugby/matchcentre/sharks.php?player=75328&includeref=dynamic.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "BRIAN MUJATI". salesharks.com. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Brian Mujati to leave Northampton Saints for Racing Metro". BBC Sport. 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mujati Signs For Sale Sharks". Sale Sharks. 11 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "BRIAN MUJATI". salesharks.com. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Life Of Brian Mujati". youtube. Retrieved 17 April 2016.