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.
Coach John Dobson has recalled a Springbok into the Stormers’ starting lineup that boasts numerous injury-enforced changes for Saturday’s game against the Bulls in Cape Town.
Sikhumbuzo Notshe chats about being back in the Bok environment, while Springbok Gold coach Deon Davids discusses working with Lukhanyo Am again after their time together at the Kings in 2016.
A number of the Stormers’ high-profile players have recovered from injury and are expected to ready for action when a local competition can get under way.
With Newlands Stadium unable to host its final Test earlier this month, past and present Western Province and Stormers players reflected on some of their favourite memories at the iconic stadium.
Former World Cup-winning captain John Smit reflects on his first-hand experience of the Springboks’ success in 2019, touches on the dual role of hookers Bongi Mbonambi and Malcolm Marx while agreeing the national side could be set for long-term success.
The Vodacom Bulls are set to continue their activity in the transfer market with Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi among their targeted signings.
Take a look at this inspiring message from members of the World Cup-winning Springbok squad following the launch of a charity initiative to raise funds for hunger alleviation, through a raffle of cherished team memorabilia.