Border appoints Mtya

Former Border and SARU Flanker, Thobile Mtya

Former Border and SARU Flanker, Thobile Mtya

Border Rugby Union has appointed Thobile Mtya as the new Talent Identification Officer.  The Springbok legends appointment is motivated by his admirable work in developing and nurturing young talent.  In his illustrious rugby career he has coached various provincial teams that include Border Urban and Border Womens.  As a coach he managed to produce a number of Springboks ladies representatives, which went on to represent the country on international level.

Thobile Mtya has had a massive contribution to the development of rugby in the province, as he was contributory in the selection of the current Border u19 and u21 teams. He has been instrumental in ensuring Border Rugby is well represented in the u15 Iqhawe Week, a programme by the SA Rugby Legends to ensure development of rugby in disadvantaged schools and communities.  He coached at Walter Sisulu University where he stabilized rugby in the University and mentored talents such as Lwazi Mvovo, who is currently in the Springbok World Cup preliminary squad to England.

As a player Thobile Mtya a hard tackling flanker in his days, played for Swallows RFC, Mdantsane Rugby Union, Border Rugby Union, Border Aloes and South African Rugby Union XV.  Born in Kwelera, he became the first black player to play for Border Rugby Football Union after unity in 1992.

He is tasked with a responsibility to visit schools, towns and villages in order to establish linkages and relationships with relevant persons and businesses.  His appointment indicates how serious Border Rugby takes development and fostering transformation.

Boland to host SA Rugby Southern Amateur Tourney


South African Rugby Union Southern Amateur Provincial Tournament will be hosted this year by Boland Rugby Union from 24-28 August 2015.

Matches will take place at Smit Sports Grounds on Monday, 24 August from 12h00 to 18h00, followed by semi-finals and finals on wednesday and friday respectively.

Participating teams are: Boland A, Boland XV, Western Province, SWD, Border, Border Rural, Eastern Province, and Eastern Province Rural.

Matches:Day 1:

Monday 24 AUGUSTUS 2015

12:00 – EP vs BORDER

13:30 – SWD vs EP RURAL


16:30 – WP vs BOLAND XV

Its all systems go for Heritage tournament!

Nkonkobe National Heritage Rugby Tournament

Nkonkobe National Heritage Rugby Tournament

2015 Nkonkobe National Heritage Rugby Tournament

The Nkonkobe Sports Confederation in conjunction with Victoria East Rugby Union (VERU) and Middledrift Rugby Sub-Union (MIDRU) will be hosting the Nkonkobe National Heritage Rugby Tournament from the 24th September to 27 September 2015. All the games will be played in Alice-University of Fort Hare main campus rugby fields.

Please take note that there will be no accommodation for the clubs that are 200km or less from the host town Alice. This will apply to all teams or clubs within Nkonkobe Local Municipality. There will be basic accommodation for clubs which are very limited-hence clubs are advised to seek proper accommodation as they see fit for their own cost. The format of the tournament consist of two pools namely-Pool A & Pool B

Definition of :

Pool A: It is all the clubs that are outside Nkonkobe Municipality irrespective of their status where they are playing during the course of the season for example if you play first Division or Sunday League you will regarded as pool A including University of Fort Hare Rugby Club who are a Premier League Club.

Pool B: It is strictly reserved for local clubs with no Premier League status and they must fall within the Nkonkobe Municipality. These will be all the teams from MIDRU and VERU.


The affiliation fee for pool A will be R2500 per team

The affiliation fee for Pool B will be R500 per team


When paying affiliation-please pay the correct full amount and adhere to the procedure. Do not play the mind games and pay incorrect amount for the wrong pool-there will be no refund and your team is automatically disqualified for the duration of the 2015 tournament.Write the name of your club as a reference when deposited the money. The closing date for affiliation fee 11th September 2015

There will be a floating trophy for both winners on their respective pools including individual accolades such as player of the tournament and the coach/manager of the tournament.


Pool A Prizes   Pool B  
1st R30 000 1st R16 000
2nd R16 000 2nd R8 000
3rd R8 000 3rd R4 000
4th R4 000 4th R2 000

Deposit your affiliation fee in the bank account below and remember to write your club name as the reference so that we can be able to track your team. Failure to do so this is result in your team being exclude by the fixture committee. If for some reason your Club name is the same as another Club please be more specific: for example at VERU there is All Blacks and also All Blacks at MIDRU, clearly indicate All Blacks MIDRU or All Blacks VERU on the deposit slip.

For more information do not hesitate to contact the following people: Monica Qina 347 2607) OR Thembisile Badi (083 073 318 5623)

Bank Name : FNB

Account Holder: Nkonkobe Sports Council

Account Number: 62371219083

Type of Account: Cheque Account

Branch Code: 210419