Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi has has revealed the reasons behind his high profile move from the Stormers to the Sharks in 2021.
The Sharks have welcomed back two key Springboks for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship match against the Stormers in Durban on Saturday.
Norman Laker says the selection of former Stormers Siya Kolisi and Bongi Mbonambi in the Sharks team will make no difference to the Cape side’s preparation for Saturday’s match.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and hooker Bongi Mbonambi were notable omissions from the Sharks team named to resume Vodacom United Rugby Championship duty against the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.
A British & Irish Lions tour and the 100th Test between the Springboks and All Blacks gave SA Rugby magazine’s writers plenty to ponder in the first of a six-part series to select the 2021 Team of the Year.
Wales had no answer to a dominant Springbok scrum that tilted the field in favour of South Africa’s ruck raiders. ZELIM NEL rates some of the key performers.
Labelled ‘transformation front-rowers’ by a Kiwi journalist last week, this video highlights the quality of Bok heavies Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi and Trevor Nyakane.
Bongi Mbonambi has revealed one of the main reasons he joined the Sharks was because he felt he’d be ’empowered for life after rugby’.
Despite Curwin Bosch having been ‘locked and reloaded’ at the Sharks until 2023, tantalising rumours have linked the Springbok flyhalf with a move to the Stormers. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Stormers head coach John Dobson has admitted they were ‘caught by surprise’ by the Sharks’ announcement of signing Bongi Mbonambi, but says they did everything to keep the Springbok hooker.