Junior Pokomela rugby player
Junior Pokomela rugby player

Junior Pokomela

10th Dec 1996 1.90m/101kg No. 8

A talented loose forward with tonnes of potential Junior Pokomela represented South Africa Schools in 2014.

In 2015 he joined the Eastern Province Academy and went on to represent NMMU and the senior Eastern Province side the following year.

Later in 2016 he was named in the SA U20 squad for the 2016 Junior World Championship.

His impressive performances caught the eye of the Cheetahs coaching staff and he eventually signed with the side.

He was named in the Cheetahs 2017 Super Rugby squad and made his debut against the Chiefs.

He committed for a further 2 seasons with the club in March 2018.

April 2020 saw him sign a new deal to continue wearing the Cheetah jersey until October 2022.

The athletic Pokomela joined the Stormers on loan at the start of the United Rugby Championship and made the move more permanent by signing a contract earlier in 2022.

May 2022 saw him sign a three-year deal that will see him play for the Stormers until at least 2024.

(LS May 5, 2022)

Career

image Springbok Green
No. 8
2020 - present
stormers Stormers
No. 8
2021 - present
image (12) Western Province
No. 8
2022 - present
image Southern Kings
No. 8
2016 - 2017
sa South Africa U20's
No. 8
2016 - 2017
NMMU_Madibaz NMMU Madibaz
No. 8
2017 - 2017
image Cheetahs
No. 8
2016 - 2021
image (11) Free State Cheetahs
No. 8
2017 - 2021