Norman Nelson’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro South African rugby union player
Is Athlete
Rugby union player
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gender male

10 August 1983, Patensie

Age 37 years

Norman Tsimba Nelson (born 10 August 1983) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Griffons.


Mighty Elephants / Eastern Province Kings

He played for the Mighty Elephants between 2006 and 2008, also representing the South African sevens rugby team in 2007.

In 2009, he moved to the SWD Eagles, but returned to play for the Eastern Province Kings in the 2010 Currie Cup First Division, where he finished joint top try scorer. He was named in the Kings wider training squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season, but was subsequently released to the Vodacom Cup squad.


He joined Welkom-based side Griffons in 2013. He was a key member of their 2014 Currie Cup First Division-winning side. He played in the final and score a try shortly after half-time to help the Griffons win the match 23–21 to win their first trophy for six years.