Sikhumbuzo Notshe

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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 57 (95)
2014–present Stormers 52 (65)
Correct as of 3 November 2018
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–present South Africa 6 (0)
Correct as of 6 October 2018

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

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

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 career[edit]

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]

International rugby[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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