Lionel Mapoe is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays mostly as a centre or winger and played for Stade Français in the Top14 in France, the Lions in Super Rugby, the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup and the Golden Lions XV in the Rugby Challenge from 2011 to 2019, having previously played for the Cheetahs and the Bulls on loan for the 2013 Super Rugby season.
His professional career began at the Free State Cheetahs before moving to rivals across the Jukskei, where he represented the Golden Lions and amassed over 100 Super Rugby caps for the Lions. Mapoe has represented the Springboks and played for national Sevens, Under-20 and SA ‘A’ sides.
Now playing for Vodacom Bulls as a centre, his wealth of experience and expertise will no doubt be beneficial to the success of this team.