Nkosi leaves Bulls with immediate effect
NEWS: Sibusiso Nkosi’s time in Pretoria has come to an end.
On Monday, the Blue Bulls Company revealed that they have agreed to the early termination of Nkosi’s contract by mutual consent and the player will leave the team with immediate effect.
The statement went on to say that “the player looks to pursue his rugby elsewhere”.
Nkosi’s mental health battles have been widely reported in the last few months.
The 27-year-old, who joined the Bulls from the Sharks last year, made headlines around the world in December last year when he was reported missing.
After going AWOL for about three weeks, the wing was eventually found at the residence of his father in Witbank (Emalahleni) in Mpumalanga.
After a few of appearances for the Bulls earlier this year, Nkosi did not feature for the Bulls during the business end of the season.
His last rugby match was for the World XV against the Barbarians at Twickenham at the end of May.
After that match, Nkosi posted a message on social media saying his time spent with the World XV squad was a break from being “judged”.
Blue Bulls Chief Executive Officer, Edgar Rathbone, said: “I would like to thank Sbu for all that he has contributed towards our campaigns during his time with us.
“I know that it wasn’t an easy time for him personally, but I am confident that the support we provided to him was invaluable.”
Rathbone added: “Having a Springbok wing of his calibre in our team has been a pleasure.
“I know that he now feels as though it is the best time to move on and we respect his wishes.”