Bordeaux Begles winger Madosh Tambwe is rueing the likelihood that he will miss the 2023 Rugby World Cup, despite an excellent debut season in the French Top 14.
The former Lions, Sharks and Vodacom Bulls speedster enjoyed a solid start to his life in France, scoring nine tries in 19 appearances for Bordeaux in all competitions, and finishing as a Top 14 semi-finalist.
This comes after Tambwe scored 12 tries in 27 matches for the Bulls between 2021 and 2022 and five tries in nine games for the Sharks in 2020.
Despite boasting a brilliant try-scoring record, the 26-year-old has yet to receive a Test call-up, which has resulted in his growing frustration at being denied the next big step in his career.
In a social media post on Wednesday, Tambwe shared his eagerness to finally play international rugby, instead of putting his feet up and watching the Test season from afar.
Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tambwe faces a similar problem as the Tshituka brothers, as he does not have a South African passport and is therefore not eligible for Springbok selection.
Would be great for once be playing international rugby during June/July and not be on holiday not going to lie ??
— Madosh Tambwe (@madoshtambwe) June 21, 2023
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