BY ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA
SPRINGBOK and Sharks centre and winger Sbura Sithole recently spoke to The Rep on his rugby career, the sport’s development and love.
Sithole, whose most recent game was in August against the Cheetahs, said, “I was injured in that game with a groin injury and I am still in rehab while preparing for next year’s Super Rugby competition that starts in February.”
Sithole said his greatest achievement to date was making it into the SA Sevens and being selected for the Springbok Squad in 2014.
His shared his five year plan. “I’m still pretty young so my plan is to play as many games as I can and to enjoy every minute of it. Most importantly it is to make the Springbok side as soon as possible.”
On rugby development progression in South Africa he said, “It is developing at a steady rate, there is a lot that has changed and more people are getting opportunities. The structures that are in place are making it easier for the privileged and under privileged people to get recognition.”
Apart from playing rugby he does take time to relax. “Durban is a pretty lively city that has a lot to offer. I have started practising Yoga and often go Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Sunday afternoons. Most of my time is taken up by exploring different business opportunities in property.”
Although he’s not yet married, he is in a serious relationship and hints of ‘something exciting’ in the new year.
He encouraged local aspiring rugby players wanting to achieve their dream to treat every opportunity as though it was their last. “Rugby is a beautiful sport that can open countless doors for you. Belief, hard work and sacrifice will get you there.”