A past pupil of the renowned Queens College, Sibusiso Sithole first represented his province at the U16 Grant Khomo Week of 2006, repeating the feat at the U18 Academy Week and U18 Craven Week in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Affectionately known as S’bura, his outstanding ability to bump off defenders grabbed the attention of the Natal Sharks, who signed Sithole to a junior provincial contract in 2009. Within a year, a 19-year-old S’bura made his senior professional debut in the 2010 Vodacom Cup, seamlessly alternating between the left and the right wings. It came as surprise when he earned national selection at the 2011 World Rugby U20 Championship, with a first Currie Cup start coming later in the year.
It was in the shorter version of the game that Sithole rose to international prominence, using his raw pace and stern hand-off to dispatch countless defenders and star for South Africa in the 2013 HSBC World Sevens Series. This convinced the Sharks that a Super Rugby debut should follow, and superb defensive organization saw Sithole feature prominently in the outside centre channel for most of his 35 Super Rugby appearances. He held the position when moving back home to the Southern Kings in 2017, but his explosive carries and destructive runs means S’bura Sithole brings equal value on both the wing and midfield.
DOB: 14 June 1990
Current Team: Southern Kings
2017 - 2020
Southern Kings (Guinness Pro 14)
2013 - 2017
Sharks (Super Rugby), Natal Sharks (Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup)
2010 - 2013
South Africa (World Rugby U20 Championship, Sevens)
2009 - 2011
Natal Sharks (U19 Currie Cup, U21 Currie Cup)
2006 - 2008
Border Bulldogs (U16 Grant Khomo Week, U18 Craven Week)