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Springboks winger Sbu Nkosi. Image via Instagram @sbu_nkosi14.

Sbu Nkosi: Five things to know about missing Springbok winger

From his age to his academics, here’s five things to know about the missing Springbok and Bulls winger Sbu Nkosi.

Sbu Nkosi Springboks

Springboks winger Sbu Nkosi. Image via Instagram @sbu_nkosi14.

Springboks and Bulls wing Sibusiso “Sbu” Nkosi has reportedly gone missing. Here’s five things to know about the rugby player.

SBU NKOSI IS REPORTEDLY MISSING 

The Bulls revealed that Sbu Nkosi has been absent without leave for the last three weeks. The club has reported Sbu missing to the police. The Springbok wing has also not responded to calls and texts.

The team revealed that there is grace concern for Sbu. He last had contact with the club on 11 November and a missing persons report was opened on 17 November.

“This resulted from the grave worry and concern of everyone [at the club],” said the Pretoria-based team in a statement.

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1. HE IS 26 YEARS OLD

Sbu was born on 21 January 1996. So, he is 26 years old and soon to be turning 27.

2. SBU WEIGHS 97KG

According to Wikipedia, the Springbok wing weighs 97 kg..

3. SBU HAILS FROM BARBERTON, MPUMALANGA 

The rugby star hails from a town called Barbeton which is in the province of Mpumalanga. In an interview, he said that he has always wanted to play for the Springboks but didn’t know if he would be good enough.

“Growing up in Barberton in Mpumalanga, I had a definite image in my own mind of who I wanted to be. I always wanted to become a Springbok. But I didn’t just want to be good enough, or better than the player next to me. I wanted to be the best I could be,” he said to SA Rugby Mag.

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4. HE STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (UKZN)

According to Wikipedia, Sbu studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He also attended an all boys school in Barberton.

“I’m a highly competitive person. So even at primary school in Barberton, I knew that being the fastest in my school and winning my races easily wasn’t going to be good enough for my long-term dream. If I was going to become the best I could be, I needed to be in an environment that would push me and challenge me, and bring out the best in me,” he said to SA Rugby Mag.

5. SBU WAS CALLED THE ‘PROBLEM CHILD’

The rugby player was labelled a “problem child” after he was sent home from the Bulls’ overseas tour for breaking team protocols. He was reportedly told to go home after missing a team meeting in Ireland, according to IOL.

Sbu Nkosi Bulls URC missing Image Gordon Arons Gallo
Bulls wing Sbu Nkosi Bulls has disappeared. Image: Gordon Arons/Gallo Images.

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