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Bulls sign Springboks star Sbu Nkosi

By Ian Cameron
(L-R) Makazole Mapimpi, S'Busiso Nkosi and Lukhanyo Am

Bulls director of rugby Jake White has confirmed that the franchise have signed Springboks flyer Sbu Nkosi from the Sharks.

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Nkosi is being lined up to replace Madosh Tambwe who is widely reported to be off to Bordeaux Begles at the end of the current season.

The 26-year-old winger was schooled in Gauteng and will return to his rugby roots with the move. Although the club haven’t officially confirmed it with a statement, White revealed Nkosi was on his way to Pretoria.

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“I think his (Nkosi) deal starts when Madosh goes. Ours is not done on the basis that he arrives early,” White revealed at a press conference yesterday. “I think when his season ends at the Sharks and obviously they are done and dusted, he will pack and move back to Joburg where he comes from.

“There’s no intention of anyone joining us before the end of the season, I’m talking about players from other unions in SA.”

Nkosi has earned 16 caps for South Africa to date, scoring nines tries.

He made three appearances at the Rugby World Cup in 2019, against Namibia and a try-scoring show against Canada and Wales in the semi-final.

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In 2021 Nkosi was a key member of the team in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, facing Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

It’s quite the coup for White, whose tenure at the Bulls has been marked out by his canny recruitment policy.

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