Ghafoer Luckan

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Ghafoer Luckan
Full name Ghafoer Luckan
Date of birth (1985-12-18) 18 December 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb)
School Rylands High School, Athlone
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger
Current team SWD Eagles
Youth Career
2005–2006 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 NWU Pukke 3 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2007 Western Province 0 (0)
2009 Border Bulldogs 11 (15)
2010 Leopards 2 (0)
2012 Western Province 2 (5)
2012–2013 SWD Eagles 15 (35)
Correct as of 9 September 2013

Ghafoer Luckan (born 18 December 1985) is a former South African rugby union player, currently a strength and conditioning coach with the blue bulls rugby union.[1] His regular playing position was winger.



He started his career at Western Province and represented them in the Under-21 Currie Cup competition in 2005 and 2006. He was included in the senior squads for the 2006 Vodacom Cup, 2007 Vodacom Cup and 2007 Currie Cup Premier Division seasons, but failed to make an appearance in any of those competitions.

Border Bulldogs

In 2009, he moved to the Border Bulldogs, where he did make his first class debut against the Mighty Elephants[2] in the opening game of the 2009 Currie Cup First Division season. He made eleven appearances in total, scoring three tries.

Leopards and NWU Pukke

In 2010, he moved to Potchefstroom where he joined university side the NWU Pukke in the 2010 Varsity Cup competition. He also made two substitute appearances for the Leopards in 2010 Currie Cup Premier Division competition.

Western Province

He returned to Western Province and made his debut for them in the 2012 Vodacom Cup as a last-minute substitute against the SWD Eagles.[3] The following week, he started against the Free State XV and scored a first half try.[4]

SWD Eagles

He joined the SWD Eagles in the latter half of 2012 and scored six tries for them in the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season. A further five appearances followed in the 2013 Vodacom Cup, as well as six in the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division.

On 1 August 2013, he announced his retirement as a player and was appointed as a biokineticist at the SWD Eagles.[5]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ghafoer Luckan". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Mighty Elephants 16-10 Border". South African Rugby Union. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 14-29 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 42-31 Toyota Free State XV". South African Rugby Union. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Ghafoer se speeldae oor - Vleuel is nou SWD-bionetikus". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 7 August 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
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