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Sikhumbuzo Notshe

Sikhumbuzo Notshe (born (1993-05-28)28 May 1993 in King William's Town) is a South African rugby union player for the Stormers in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup.[1] His regular playing position is flanker.

Sikhumbuzo Notshe
Date of birth (1993-05-28) 28 May 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthKing William's Town, South Africa
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb)
SchoolWynberg Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) flanker
Current team Stormers / Western Province
Youth Career
2006–present Western Province
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present Western Province 64 (100)
2014–present Stormers 58 (65)
Correct as of 25 August 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 S.A. Under-18 High Performance
2011 South Africa Schools
2016–2017 South Africa 'A' 3 (10)
2017–2018 South Africa Sevens 8 (5)
2018 South Africa 6 (0)
Correct as of 6 October 2018

CareerEdit

YouthEdit

Notshe represented Western Province at all youth levels. He played for them at the Under-13 Craven Week in 2006, at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in 2009 and at the Under-18 Craven Week competitions in both 2010 and 2011.

At the conclusion of the 2010 Craven Week competition, Notshe was included in a South African Under-18 High Performance squad that played in matches against France, Namibia and England.[2] The following year, he made the S.A. Schools side that played against France.[3]

He also represented Wynberg Boys' High School between 2010 and 2012.[4]

Senior careerEdit

In 2013, he made his first class debut for Western Province, starting in their opening match of the 2013 Vodacom Cup season against neighbours Boland Cavaliers in Ceres.[5] He appeared in all nine matches for Western Province in a run that saw them reach the semi-finals, scoring tries against Pampas XV[6] and SWD Eagles[7] in the process.

Notshe was included in the Stormers pre-season training squad prior to the 2014 Super Rugby season[8] and was one of the try-scorers in their trial match against Boland Cavaliers.[9]

As of 2020 Notshe has signed a contract with the Cell C Sharks and will join their Super Rugby team

International rugbyEdit

On 28 May 2016, Notshe was included in a 31-man South Africa squad for their three-test match series against a touring Ireland team.[10] After training with the national team for a few days, he joined the South Africa 'A' squad for their two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[11] He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Bloemfontein[12] and scored one of his side's three tries in the match, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Sikhumbuzo Notshe". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SARU announces U18 High Performance Squad". Springbok Supporter. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Schools and SA Academy Teams Announced". Rugby15. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Wynberg take the Grand Slam". Rugby365. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Regent Boland Cavaliers 17-17 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – ICBC Pampas XV 17-28 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 34-27 South Western Districts". South African Rugby Union. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  8. ^ "DHL Stormers announce 2014 pre-season squad" (Press release). Stormers. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Pre-Season: Boland upset the Stormers". SANZAR. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Ackermann to coach SA 'A' against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Youth and experience for SA 'A' opener against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 24-32 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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