VIDEO: Another Bok joins Roc Nation family
NEWS: Roc Nation Sports has managed to secure the signature of another Springboks star.
Sharks flyer Aphelele Fassi has been unveiled as the latest member of the Jay Z squad.
The 23-year-old joined his Bok skipper Siyamthanda Kolisi, Cheslin Kolbe and Sibusiso Nkosi – and England lock Maro Itoje in the Roc Nation rugby squad.
The future is bright. The future is now. ⭐️
Welcome to the family, Aphelele Fassi! pic.twitter.com/1hFNMgtfni
— Roc Nation Sports (@RocNationSports) August 24, 2021
“Aphelele is one of the most talented young rugby stars in South Africa and in the sport,” Roc Nation Sports International President Michael Yormark said.
“Partnering with him is a natural fit due to both his rugby skills and incredible life story.
“We are looking forward to growing with him throughout his exciting career and providing him with the best opportunities to achieve his rugby and personal goals.”
Fassi made his Test debut for the Springboks against Georgia in July and scored his first international try.
He added to his try tally in his second Test for the Boks against Argentina during the Rugby Championship opener in Gqeberha.
The 23-year-old plays provincial rugby for the Sharks, who have a partnership with the American sports agency.
Commenting on his latest venture, Fassi said: “Roc Nation Sports are a family who are committed to professionalism, growing players holistically and helping them make a difference in their community.
“I was attracted to Roc Nation’s capabilities which align to the big dreams and goals I have for my career.
“Given that my career is still quite young, knowing I have the right people around me gives me the peace of mind to focus on my priority, which is rugby.”
Also on Roc Nation’s books are Proteas cricketers Temba Bavuma and Lungi Ngidi, Spar Proteas netball captain Bongi Msomi and retired World Cup-winning Springbok Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira.