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Mbongeni Theo 'Bongi' Mbonambi (born (1991-01-07)7 January 1991) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Stormers in Super Rugby. His position is hooker and he previously played for the Blue Bulls. He made his senior debut during the 2012 Super Rugby season against the Crusaders in Pretoria.

Bongi Mbonambi
Full nameMbongeni Theo Mbonambi
Date of birth (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthBethlehem, South Africa
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb; 240 lb)
SchoolSt. Alban's College
UniversityTUT
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Stormers
Youth Career
2007 Griffons
2008–2012 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 TUT Vikings 3 (0)
2013–2014 UP Tuks 8 (5)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 Blue Bulls 30 (5)
2012–2014 Bulls 15 (0)
2015–present Stormers 63 (15)
2015–2018 Western Province 23 (15)
Correct as of 7 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 South Africa Schools
2011 South Africa Under-20 5 (0)
2016–present South Africa 36 (35)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (0)
Correct as of 3 November 2019

He was a member of the South Africa Under 20 team that competed in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.[1]

International rugbyEdit

On 28 May 2016, Mbonambi was included in a 31-man South Africa squad for their three-test match series against a touring Ireland team.[2]

Mbonambi was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[3] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[4]

Reference ListEdit

  1. ^ "SA Under-20 squad named". Sport24. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Squad of 31 ushers in new era of Springbok rugby". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  4. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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