The Blue Bulls confirmed that they have found their wing player Sbu Nkosi on Monday afternoon.

Sbu Nkosi had reportedly failed to report to training and could not be located on his cellphone and that of his family.

This prompted the club to also open a case of a missing person this past Saturday. Much to the shock of the Rugby fans.

The Springbok player went AWOL for up to three weeks. This is also not the first time that Bulls have had a problem with Sbu Nkosi. In October, he was sent home after he broke tram protocol while the team was in Ireland.

Sbu Nkosi
Sbu Nkosi


The Blue Bulls Company and the Vodacom Bulls family are happy to confirm that contracted player, Sbu Nkosi has been found safe and sound.

After lengthy and extensive efforts from the Vodacom Bulls, in collaboration with SSG – who have gone beyond their commercial responsibility – at 14:02pm on Monday 05 December 2022, Nkosi was located.

Once it was established that Nkosi was safe, unharmed and in a position to speak. Chief Executive Edgar Rathbone went into Nkosi’s home (with the permission of the player). Spending alone time with him, to understand how best the company can provide him with the support he needs. What that support is.

As the Vodacom Bulls family, we are also thrilled that Nkosi is safe.

We wish to also extend a vote of thanks to all the members of the public who shared information that contributed to our search. We wish to also express a word of thanks to the international community. Who also joined the call and efforts in searching for Nkosi.

At this present moment, we cannot give further comments on the matter. But wish to advise members of the media that there will be a press conference held at Loftus Versfeld Stadium [ground floor media auditorium], on Tuesday 06 December 2022, from 09:30am CAT.

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