|Date of birth||26 July 1990|
|Place of birth||Mdantsane, South Africa|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb; 14 st 5 lb)|
|School||Jim Mvabasa SS School, King William's Town|
|Rugby union career|
Makazole Drex Mapimpi (born South African professional rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Sharks in Super Rugby. He usually plays as a winger. He was part of the winning Springboks of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and scored a late try against England in the final.26 July 1990) is a
He was one of several amateur club players brought into the Border Bulldogs provincial set-up at the start of 2014 after the professional side was declared bankrupt. He was included in their squad for the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition and made his debut in their opening match against a Sharks XV. Border lost the match 24-46, but Mapimpi marked his first class debut with a try shortly after half-time. He also started in their 6-60 loss to Eastern Cape rivals Eastern Province Kings and their next match against Kenyan invitational side Simba XV, scoring the Border Bulldogs' second try in that match to help them to an 18-17 win, their only victory of the competition. He also started the remaining four matches in the competition, scoring his third try of the campaign in their match against the SWD Eagles, as the Border Bulldogs finished bottom of the log.
He was retained for their 2014 Currie Cup qualification campaign and he made his debut in the Currie Cup competition by starting their opening-day 5-52 defeat to Griquas. He missed their next match against the Boland Cavaliers, before starting their other four matches in the competition. However, the Border Bulldogs lost all six of their matches to finish bottom of the log and qualified to the 2014 Currie Cup First Division. Mapimpi once again started all five of their matches, including their first match against the Falcons, which turned out to be the Border Bulldogs' only victory of the season as they ran out 19-14 winners. He scored tries in consecutive matches against the SWD Eagles and a Leopards side that eventually finished top of the log but could not prevent the Bulldogs from finished bottom of the log with a single win all season.
Mapimpi returned in the 2015 Vodacom Cup, but ended up on the losing side in their first six matches in the seven-match competition. Mapimpi was the star performer in their final match of the season against the Boland Cavaliers in Alice; he scored a hat-trick of tries and, with regular kicker Masixole Banda unavailable for this match, also took over the kicking duties and slotted three conversions and a penalty. He finished the match with a personal haul of 24 points in the Border Bulldogs' 29-5 victory to help them overtake the Boland Cavaliers on the Southern Section log.
He also scored a try three minutes from the end of the Border Bulldogs' first match of the 2015 Currie Cup qualification tournament, with his side causing an upset by beating Griquas - the team that won the qualification tournament in 2014 to earn a spot in the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division - 20-13 in a match played in East London.
He was in the team that won the 2019 Rugby World Cup under the leadership of Siya Kolisi, where he scored 6 tries including two in the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter final match against Japan in a 26-3 victory. and one in the final against England. Mapimpi is the first player in the history of Springboks to score a try in a Rugby World Cup final. The previous Springboks World Cup wins were without tries.
Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Pts = Points Scored
|1||Wales||Washington, D.C., United States||RFK Stadium||Test match||2 June 2018||Lost 34-21|
|2||Argentina||Durban, South Africa||Kings Park Stadium||2018 Rugby Championship||18 August 2018||Won 34-21|
|1||Australia||Brisbane, Australia||Suncorp Stadium||2018 Rugby Championship||8 September 2018||Lost 18-23|
|1||Argentina||Salta, Argentina||Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena||2019 Rugby Championship||10 August 2019||Won 46-13|
|3||Japan||Kumagaya, Japan||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium||2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Up match||6 September 2019||Won 41-7|
|2||Namibia||Aichi Prefecture, Japan||Toyota Stadium||2019 Rugby World Cup||28 September 2019||Won 57-3|
|1||Italy||Fukuroi, Japan||Shizuoka Stadium||2019 Rugby World Cup||4 October 2019||Won 49-3|
|2||Japan||Ch?fu, Tokyo, Japan||Tokyo Stadium||2019 Rugby World Cup||20 October 2019||Won 26-3|
|1||England||Yokohama, Japan||International Stadium Yokohama||2019 Rugby World Cup Final||2 November 2019||Won 32-12|