Springboks

Nkosi stays fit, keeps sharp for rugby's eventual return

S'busiso Nkosi (Gallo Images)
S'busiso Nkosi (Gallo Images)

Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi is doing his best in isolation to be active and keep fit so that he can hopefully be ready when normality returns, hopefully sooner than later.

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To this end, he is following his personal fitness programme very closely in his home in Durban.

The Sharks topped the overall Super Rugby standings as well as the South African Conference when matches were suspended after six rounds.

His daily fitness regime is one way to keep him occupied during the period of isolation, admits the 24-year-old.

Nkosi also uses technology to keep in touch with his circle of friends, team-mates and family members.

"Basically, social media has played a vital role in connecting us with our families, friends and our coaches," said Nkosi to the Springboks' website.

"We've been using various platforms to communicate depending on the need - there's different stuff for meetings with coaches, and obviously for friends and family you will use WhatsApp, Instagram and so on."

Before lockdown, the Sharks players were each issued with pieces of gym equipment to use during social isolation.

"I have a small home gym and fortunately I have a little patch of running space at home," said Nkosi.

Nkosi revealed that although he can also play the piano, doesn’t have one at home, so he is honing his other musical skills with his brother.

"This is a difficult time for humanity, but I am sure we will be okay in the end if we all do our part to flatten the curve of infections. I want to appeal to everyone to #StayHome so that we can stop the spread of the virus. We are always #StrongerTogether," emphasised Nkosi.

- Springboks

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