For The Love Of Rugby
Bona|May 2017

We chat to referee Bulela Qwabe (23) about rising through the ranks of the sport.

Fundiswa Nkwanyana

I grew up in Tsomo village in the Eastern Cape. As a child, I played soccer and netball because they were the only sport activities that I was exposed to. I only discovered rugby when I started attending Zisukhanyo High School in Cape Town. I wanted to sign up for netball, but the team was already finalised so I had to find another activity. Rugby was an option and I was initially uninterested. But because I love sports, I signed up. I fell in love with it and over the years, grew within the sport.

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