Two MUT players join Sharks female team

Nobuhle, left, and Anesipho at the Sharks’ training ground

Two of the University female rugby players are now part of the senior Sharks team. On 31 March 2021 Anesipho Malgas and Nobuhle Mjwara trained with the rest of the Sharks team. The second year Accounting and Office Management and Technology students respectively, said they were very excited about getting an opportunity to play for the Sharks. “We are very happy. We love this game,” said Anesipho. Anesipho plays scrum half (10), while Nobuhle plays flanker (6) and a second-row forward (4). Nobuhle has to jump and grab those throw-ins from the hooker during the lineout. Anesipho has to deal with so much focus as she kicks the conversion after a try has been scored. These are usually match winners.

This news will not come as a surprise to their coach, Thabani ‘Sgebengu’ Yaka. Sgebengu was emphatic that Anesipho and Nobuhle were going to make it. Both players have been playing rugby for some time, despite their ages. Anesipho said she started playing rugby in 2016, while Nobuhle started in 2015.  “I fell in love with the sport. My family supports me,” said Anesipho. Anesipho lives in Umlazi Township’s S section with her grandmother. The rest of her family is in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. Nobuhle lives with her family in the township’s V section.