Phepsi Buthelezi

Phendulani (Phepsi) Buthelezi
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Loose-forward
Place of Birth
Hluhluwe
Height
1.86 m
Weight
105 kg
Current Team
Cell C Sharks
Birthday
May 30, 1999
Age
22

A classic rags-to-riches tale has seen this affable youngster from Hluhluwe, in the heartland of Zululand, progress from humble beginnings as a Durban Collegians U15 player in 2014 to the captaincy of the Junior Springboks five years later.

Pepsi Buthelezi, of course, also led the DHS First XV to a pulsating and remarkable 20-17 win against arch-enemies Glenwood High School in 2017 – DHS’ first victory over the ‘Green Machine’ in 11 years!

Cell C Sharks’ stardom is awaiting the 20-year-old loose forward, as he is primed to steadily build on his five Super Rugby caps thus far.