Nick Mallett

Mallett in 2014, photo by The Light Writer 33/

Birth Name: Nicholas Vivian Howard Mallett

Place of Birth: Ware, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 October, 1956

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/16th Italian

Nick Mallett is a South African rugby union player, coach, and media pundit. He played for Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby union team, and coached Springboks and Italy’s rugby union team.

Nick is the son of Vivienne and Tony Mallett (Anthony William Haward Mallett), a school teacher, headmaster, and amateur cricketer, who played for Oxford University and Kent County Cricket Club, and became Principal of Diocesan College in Cape Town. Nick moved to Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, with his family when he was six weeks old. They later relocated to Cape Town, South Africa.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was Wilfred Howard/Haward Mallett (the son of Walter Francis Mallett and Fannie/Fanny Anne Haward). Wilfred was born in Battersea, London, England. Walter was the son of William Mallett and Archangela Carolina Michelina De Nicolo, who was born in Rome, Italy. Fanny was the daughter of Charles Haward.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was named Lucy Kathleen Honeysett (the daughter of Edgar W. Honeysett and Elizabeth). Lucy was born in Beckenham, Kent, England. Edgar was the son of George Honeysett and Eliza Whatman.

Nick’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Short.

Sources: Genealogy of Nick’s paternal grandfather, Wilfred Howard/Haward Mallett –

Genealogy of Nick’s paternal grandmother, Lucy Kathleen Honeysett (focusing on her father’s side) –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Typo: Nick’s paternal grandfather was Wilfred Howard etc

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