Springbok and Sharks flyer Aphelele Fassi is the latest rugby player to join Roc Nation, Jay Z’s management agency.
The 23-year-old made his debut for the Springboks against Georgia in July, storming on to the international stage with a try on first touch of the ball.
Fassi plays his rugby for The Cell C Sharks in Durban and has risen through the ranks from the Sharks Academy to the pinnacle of the Springbok green and gold at a quick pace.
He has been touted as a star of the future with two international tries in as many matches, his natural talent, skill and agility bringing fireworks to the field. Fassi says he is now looking forward to this new chapter of his career.
“Roc Nation Sports are a family who are committed to professionalism, growing players holistically and helping them make a difference in their community. I was attracted to Roc Nation’s capabilities which align to the big dreams and goals I have for my career.
“Given that my career is still quite young, knowing I have the right people around me gives me the peace of mind to focus on my priority, which is rugby.”
Roc Nation Sports will support Fassi’s career with a full team of subject matter experts to help him achieve his objectives and goals on hand.
Michael Yormark, president of Roc Nation Sports, echoed the excitement of the agency at large in working with Fassi.
“Aphelele is one of the most talented young rugby stars in South Africa and in the sport. Partnering with him is a natural fit due to both his rugby skills and incredible life story.
“We are looking forward to growing with him throughout his exciting career and providing him with the best opportunities to achieve his rugby and personal goals.”
Fassi joins a growing roster of Springbok players in the Roc Nation Sports stable – Siya Kolisi, Cheslin Kolbe and Sbu Nkosi.
Other players include Proteas cricketers Temba Bavuma and Lungi Ngidi, Spar Proteas netball captain Bongi Msomi and retired World Cup-winning Springbok Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira.
The Sharks, AC Milan and Mamelodi Sundowns FC make up the consulting clients list.
The future is bright. The future is now. ⭐️
Welcome to the family, Aphelele Fassi! pic.twitter.com/1hFNMgtfni
— Roc Nation Sports (@RocNationSports) August 24, 2021