Rugby 22.2.2017 01:35 pm

Thembelani Bholi: Bigger transformation efforts in rugby needed

You can trust the powerful Kings flanker on this one as he is one of the few examples of rural players making it to the top.

Thembelani Bholi, the Southern Kings' bulldozing flanker, has pleaded with local rugby unions to do more to promote the game in rural areas.

Thembelani Bholi: Bigger transformation efforts in rugby needed
Thembelani Bholi: Bigger transformation efforts in rugby needed

Thembelani Bholi: Bigger transformation efforts in rugby needed

You can trust the powerful Kings flanker on this one as he is one of the few examples of rural players making it to the top.

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