|Date of birth||28 November 1993|
|Place of birth||King William's Town, South Africa|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb; 15 st 6 lb)|
|School||Hoerskool De Vos Malan High School, King William's Town|
|Rugby union career|
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 2016, Am was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team. He came on as a replacement in their first match in Bloemfontein, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners. He was promoted to the starting line-up for the second match of the series, a 26–29 defeat to the Saxons in George.
After a successful spell at Southern Kings there were high expectations that he had to meet. He did not disappoint and played a crucial part for the Sharks, helping them reach the quarter finals of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Rugby seasons. In January 2020, Am was named captain of the Sharks for the 2020 Super Rugby season, replacing the retiring Tendai Mtwararira.
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.
Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Pts = Points Scored
|1||Argentina||Durban, South Africa||Kings Park Stadium||2018 Rugby Championship||18 August 2018||Won 34–21|
|1||Namibia||Aichi Prefecture, Japan||Toyota Stadium||2019 Rugby World Cup||28 September 2019||Won 57–33|
|1||Italy||Fukuroi, Japan||Shizuoka Stadium||2019 Rugby World Cup||4 October 2019||Won 49–3|
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