The apparent location of missing Springbok winger Sbu Nkosi appears to have been reported to the Bulls camp in Pretoria.
Over the weekend the Bulls confirmed that Nkosi has been absent without leave since November 11 and the URC side felt obliged to open a missing person case with the Brooklyn Police Station in South Africa due to a ‘grave worry and concern’ for his wellbeing.
The Bulls called on the public to help them in locating the Test flyer on Saturday.
A source close to the situation has told RugbyPass that the club have received information that the player has been spotted in the Witbank area on multiple occasions. Witbank is situated roughly 150km east of Pretoria.
The player himself is still not communicating with the Bulls, despite “numerous failed attempts, which include but are not limited to phone calls, texts messages, calls to relatives, partner and close friends.”
Nkosi was sent home by the Bulls from a tour of Ireland and Wales in October after failing to make a curfew and it is understood the winger has a history of similar issues at previous clubs. The former Sharks player was meant to tour with Jacques Nienaber’s Springbok tour of Europe but was withdrawn due to injury.
RugbyPass understands that this is not the first time the player has infringed on team curfews. Nkosi has fallen down the pecking order of Springbok wingers since featured for South Africa during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The explosive arrival of Kurt-Lee Arendse in 2022 and the form of Cheslin Kolbe, Willie Le Roux and Makazole Mapimpi in the back three suggest that Nkosi faces an uphill battle to break back into this Springboks side and dramas around his whereabouts certainly won’t help his cause.
The Bulls have said that they would make no further comment on the matter following their statement on Saturday.