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EXCLUSIVE | From joblessness to the cusp of Springbok glory: Yaw Penxe's colourful rugby journey

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Yaw Penxe (Gallo)
Yaw Penxe (Gallo)

Yaw Osei Penxe's rugby journey is one that is still unfolding, but it has so far been highlighted with selfless and colourful detours.

The 24-year-old Komani-born, bred and buttered wing, schooled at the town's famous Queen's College rugby factory, took Sport24 down the path of his emotions of when he was selected for the Springbok Green team for last year's Springbok Showdown at Newlands when he didn't have a franchise to represent.

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