Lucas was born in South Africa and moved to Toronto with his family as a young teenager. He then moved to Victoria in 2011 to train and compete with the Canadian National Rugby Sevens team. For the past 9 years he has travelled the world competing on the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series, as well as participating in two Commonwealth Games, two Sevens Rugby World Cups and the 2015 Pan Am Games, where he helped his team capture Gold. His most notable achievement was helping his team win gold at the Singapore Rugby Sevens in 2017, where he and his teammates were Canada’s first ever to win a World series tournament. His team has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Although the Games have been postponed due to Covid-19, he still trains and plans on competing when they do take place (currently scheduled for the summer of 2021).
Having now lived in Victoria for all of his adult life, Lucas takes immense pride in calling Vancouver Island home. Whether he is surfing in Tofino, camping at Sombrio, or playing spikeball at Willows Beach, he loves the BC lifestyle.