Two of the Sharks representatives at the recent IRB Junior World Championships will gain their second set of representative colours in under a year as they go on to represent the South African Sevens team at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in India.
Winger Sibusiso “Sburra” Sithole and loose forward Lubabalo “Tera” Mtembu, both of whom have featured for the Sharks under 21 side since returning from Argentina, have been named amongst only four uncapped players in the squad, which will be captained by kyle Brown. Mtembu, in particular, has been in truly sublime form, racing towards the top of the try-scoring table in the ABSA Under 21 competition with 5 tries in only 3 games.
Sharksworld would like to wish both lads nothing but the best for the competition, which takes place in Delhi on 11 and 12 October, even if it does mean a premature end to their involvement with the junior side. We look forward to having both of them back as seniors next year, though, where they will both push hard for places in the Sharks squad.
The Springbok Sevens team that will compete in the Commonwealth Games is:
Boom Prinsloo (Free State), Chris Dry (SARU contracted), Kyle Brown (SARU contracted), Chase Minnaar (SARU contracted), Lubabalo Mtembu (Sharks), Cecil Africa (SARU contracted), Renfred Dazel (SARU contracted), Branco du Preez (Blue Bulls), Ryno Benjamin (SARU contracted), Sibusiso Sithole (Sharks), Bernardo Botha (Golden Lions), MJ Mentz (SARU contracted).Tweet