Lukhanyo is a South African professional rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Sharks in Super Rugby. His regular position is centre. He played for the Margate-based Gladiators Rugby Academy before he was called into the Border Bulldogs Under–19 squad] that won the 2012 Under-19 Provincial Championship Division B and winning promotion to Division A, making six appearances and scoring three tries.
After spending time with Saracens during the off-season as part of an exchange programme in conjunction with the British High Commission, he returned to be included in the senior squad for the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition and made his senior debut against defending champions Western Province in Paarl. In 2013, he was named in a South African Barbarians team to face Saracens in London. In 2017, Am was included in the South African squad for the 2017 end-of-year rugby union internationals.
Am was named in South Africa’s squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final. Am played a central role in the Springboks’ campaign, featuring in six out of seven matches. He assisted South Africa’s first try in a Rugby World Cup final.