Bongi Mbonambi at some level of a Stormers coaching session at Newlands on 30 January 2020. (Describe by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Photos)
Valuable individual Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi looks to be problem to recede the Stormers for the Sharks.
The World Cup winner’s future at the Cape franchise has been uncertain for a while, and per Rapport, he has opted to be a part of frail Stormers group-mate Siya Kolisi at the Sharks.
The Afrikaans Sunday newspaper cites two sources who claim that Mbonambi will head for Durban after his contract with WP Rugby expires in October.
It’s believed that he’ll, indulge in Kolisi, change into a consumer of the international sports management firm, Roc Nation, whose president Michael Yormack has sturdy ties with the Sharks.
Earlier this week, Western Province Expert Rugby (WPPR) chairperson Ebrahim Rasool mentioned they were eager to re-sign Mbonambi and his fellow Bok megastar Pieter-Steph du Toit.
“The coach has an delivery mandate to fight for every player of quality that has attain by the ranks of Western Province and the Stormers to withhold them right here as much as in all probability,” Rasool urged reporters in a virtual media briefing.
“We proved that with Siya. We made an unheard of provide to him but there were other forces at work. We are succesful of accomplish that with Bongi, Pieter-Steph and anybody who is even ambiguous about whether or not they’re making an are trying to be with us or now not.”
Dobson added that they were eager to support onto Du Toit and Mbonambi’s companies and products but acknowledged it might perhaps perhaps now not a be a put collectively rupture if they left.
“We’re talking to them on an ongoing basis… now we bear got beautiful Opinion Bs but our first plot is to withhold them right here. We’re 90% executed with our squad and if one or two accomplish judge to recede now we bear got beautiful replacements line up over the next year.
“For the first time in a lengthy time, CVs are coming to us. While I changed into as soon as on the coaching discipline now we got three CVs, two of which are international rugby players eager to play for the Stormers. So, clearly we’re heading within the ravishing direction in that admire,” Dobson mentioned.
In Mbonambi’s absence, the Stormers will bear Scarra Ntubeni, Chad Solomon, Andre-Hugo Venter and JJ Kotze as their frontline hookers.
Ntubeni also shall be a Springbok and Maties young gun Venter has showed sizable promise within the Varsity Cup. He’s the son of frail Springbok flank Andre Venter.