Mbongeni Mbonambi Biography

Mbongeni Mbonambi is a professional rugby player from South Africa. He plays for the national side of his country and the club Sharks. He was recently accused of using a racial slur against Tom Curry in the World Cup of Rugby 2023 semi-final. Mbonambi and his team are preparing themselves to win the final against New Zealand in the 2023 World Cup.

Mbongeni Mbonambi Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Net Worth

Mbongeni Mbonambi was born on 7th, January 1991 in Bethlehem, Free State. His parents are Mpinda and Nombulelo and his father works in the police department while his mother works as a nurse. He spent his childhood raised in a military-style upbringing.  

From his childhood, he developed a passion for rugby. He played at St. Alban’s College in Pretoria. In the year 2008, he joined the side Blue Bulls and then he joined the team Golden Lions. In the year 2014, he started his professional career. He also played in the domestic competition in South Africa for Puma.


Mbongeni made his debut in the year 2016 in the squad for a three-test match series against the Ireland team. Along with his defensive work rate and tackling, he also earned accolades for his ability to control the game with kicking, passing, and snipe dash.

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Mbonambi was included in the South African Rugby World Cup roster. Ultimately, South Africa emerged victorious, defeating England 32–12 in the championship match. Mbonambi was also included in the South African Rugby World Cup squad for 2023. On October 21, in the semi-final matchup with England.

During a semi-final match against England on October 21, he faced allegations of making a racial slur by Tom Curry. World Rugby conducted an investigation but couldn’t find enough evidence to substantiate the claim, so the case was closed.

Mbongeni Mbonambi Biography

Real Name Mbongeni Theo Mbonambi
Birth Date 7 January 1991
Age (as of 2023) 32 Years
Birth Place Bethlehem, South Africa
Profession Rugby Union Player
College St Alban’s College, Tshwane University of Technology
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 177 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 98 kg  –  in Pounds –  216 lbs
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Black


Father Mpinda 
Mother Nombulelo 

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Anastacia Mbonambi

Personal Life

Mbonambi married Anastacia Mbonambi. They love traveling together and they are together for a long time. They share pictures with each other. He is a humble person and loves to spend good memories with his wife.

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Mbongeni Mbonambi Net Worth

Mbonambi’s net worth is $2 million. He earns around &700000 annually from his sports career and also earns from endorsements. Mbonambi is there on Instagram. He has around 41.5k followers on Instagram. Mbongeni Mbonambi shares pictures of his games and with his family. His fans and followers are increasing on social media and he gaining fans because his team qualified for the final.

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