Versatile Lions halfback Sanele Nohamba insists that he would play any position on the park if it meant pulling on the green and gold of the Springboks.

Nohamba has caught they eye as a flyhalf for the Lions this term after making a name for himself as a No 9.

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Sanele Nohamba’s Springbok dream

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Nohamba says that he wants to play for the Springboks and it doesn’t matter if its at scrumhalf or flyhalf.

“For me, it doesn’t matter,” Nohamba said as quoted by Rugby365.

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“Growing up in a rugby-loving family, you fall in love with the game early and hope to represent your country.

“So if it happens, I will be chuffed. It doesn’t matter if it is scrumhalf or flyhalf. Just getting the privilege to represent your country, it is second to none in my dreams, so it doesn’t matter.”

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Alice loves rugby

Nohamba says that growing up in the small Eastern Cape town of Alice helped spark his love of rugby.

“Growing up in Alice, it’s a really small town and full of culture,” said Nohamba. 

“So rugby came across my path at a very young age.

“There is a village league called the Sunday league, so I would dodge church to go and watch some village club rugby.”

He says that there are too many mentors and influences to name but lauded the impact of his former coach at his school, DHS in Durban.

“There are a lot of people who contributed to my career thus far and I am truly appreciative of those people,” Nohamba added.

“The one that stands out the most is Scott Mathie, former coach of Griquas who currently coaches the New England Free Jacks. He was a coach at DHS when I was there so he helped me a lot.

“And coming through the ranks and getting into professional rugby, there are a lot of senior players that helped me develop my game.”


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