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Sbu Nkosi has hinted at a move to the Sharks.
Images via Instagram: @sbu_nkosi14

Sbu Nkosi for Sharks? Controversial player hints at big move

Back to the tank? Controversial rugby player Sbu Nkosi has teased a return to his home club of the Sharks. Here’s the latest…

sbu nkosi, sharks

Sbu Nkosi has hinted at a move to the Sharks.
Images via Instagram: @sbu_nkosi14

Controversial rugby player Sbu Nkosi has hinted at his career prospects in a cryptic post – and many believe he’s all but confirmed a move to his home club at, the Sharks.

The ex-Springboks player – whose scandals off the pitch have made headlines – teased the news amid speculation of his next move.

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In a recent Instagram post, Sbu Nkosi hinted that he’d like to return to his home in Durban.

He posted: “Mind is on the next move. Heart is in the 031”.

Many Sharks fans took this as confirmation that a big announcement was on the way. In the comment section, Sbu was inundated with well-wishes from fans, who presumably welcomed him back to the club.

The 27-year-old was released early from his contract at the Bulls in July and is technically out of play.

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There’s also the case of his private life scandals, including going AWOL from his Pretoria last year and courting controversy over his social media shade.

And according to TimesLive, Sbu – who cited mental health struggles for his absence – did the same at the Sharks, too.


Like many others who were left off the squad, Sbu Nkosi has not played for the Springboks for quite some time and is unlikely to feature again.

According to Planet Rugby, the winger has dropped down in the pecking order after fellow players Makazole Mapimpi, Cheslin Kolbe Kurt-Lee Arendse, and Canan Moodie have risen in the ranks.

Nevertheless, Rassie Erasmus – who now holds the title of Springboks head coach – has wished him well.

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Sbu Nkosi. Image via Instagram @sbu_nkosi14

He said of Sbu Nkosi in a media conference: “Looking at his age and how well he played for us, we just hope that we can see him somewhere as soon as possible to make himself a contender again, and we [can] start comparing him to other players.”

He continued: “Hopefully he stays in South Africa because that will be fantastic. If he goes abroad to the French Top 14 or he goes to Japan, the nice thing is that we have worked with him, and we can follow how he is doing”.