Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi has been found well and alive, according to online publication News24

Sbu Nkosi was located at his father’s house in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, on Monday afternoon.

The publication reports that Bulls CEO Edgar Rathbone managed to locate the 26-year-old.

This was done together with the team’s security company SSG Group after receiving various tip offs that he was in Emalahleni.

Sbu Nkosi had been reported missing for three weeks by the Bulls who on Saturday opened a missing persons case with SAPS. 

Initial information that reached the Bulls said the Springbok was at an “ANC house” in Emalahleni. He was allegedly seen driving a white caravan,  information that was only partially true.


Rathbone and SSG extensively sought to verify the information and look for Nkosi, whom they weren’t able to reach telephonically. 

But by Monday morning, the Bulls had not verified that Nkosi was alive or safe despite some media reports that the player was found. 

Both parties, unsuccessfully, attempted to get SAPS Emalahleni assistance upon arrival in the Mpumalanga town out of security concerns. 

Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi
Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi


However, it transpired that Nkosi was, in fact, safe and at his father’s house in Emalahleni.  

After patiently waiting outside the home for Nkosi’s appearance, Rathbone at last met the winger at the gate of the household. Before entering for private talks with the star.

News24 have reported that they were able to catch a glimpse of Nkosi. He appeared in healthy spirits without any visible physical harm.

Nkosi (26) started the 2019 World Cup semi-final against Wales. He was considered a key part of the squad that won the tournament.

Nkosi has faced disciplinary challenges with Bulls before. He was sent home early for breaking team protocol during a trip to Ireland for a United Rugby Championship fixture in October.


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