Thembelani Bholi

Thembelani Bholi
Date of birth (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth East London, South Africa
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight92 kg (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb)
School Jamangile SS School, Maclear
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Lock
Current teamPumas
Youth Career
2007-2008Border Country Districts
2010-2011Eastern Province Kings
Senior career
2012-presentEastern Province Kings34(10)
Correct as of 18 July 2016


Thembelani Bholi (given birth to 18 January 1990 in East London) is definitely a Southern African rugby union participant, currently performing Currie Glass rugby using the Pumas. His regular placement can be flanker, but he may also play like a lock.



Bholi represented the Boundary Country Districts in the Under–18 Craven Week competitions in both 2007 and 2008.He moved to Slot Elizabeth this year 2010 to become listed on the Eastern Province Kings Academy. He made an appearance as an alternative in every eight from the Eastern Province U21s' fits through the 2010 Under-21 Provincial Tournament, scoring two attempts as the medial side made it completely to the ultimate, where they dropped 53–36 towards the Falcons U21 in George.He was an ever-present for the medial side through the 2011 Under-21 Provincial Tournament, beginning all eight of their fits. However, the growing season experienced the same end result as the prior one, using the Eastern Province U21 part making it completely to the ultimate, where they dropped; this time around they dropped 23–19 to Eastern Cape competitors Border U21 inside a match in Wellington.

Eastern Province Kings

Bholi was among several 8 players that graduated in the academy Eastern Province Kings in its initial year, putting your signature on a contract using the group for the 2012 period. He was called within their 2012 Vodacom Glass and 2012 Currie Glass First Department squads, but experienced a shoulder damage that avoided him from playing in virtually any matches.He was then contained in the squad for the 2013 Currie Glass First Division and finally returned to actions when he was named in the beginning line-up because of their match against the Leopards in Interface Elizabeth. He produced his high grade debut on 12 July 2013, but cannot prevent his aspect suffer a small 18–22 defeat with their competitors from Potchefstroom. After two performances from the bench against the Boland Cavaliers as well as the Falcons, he began their match against the Boundary Bulldogs before shedding his spot to players coming back in the 2013 Super Rugby period using the Kings.He started all seven of their fits in the 2014 Vodacom Glass competition, but cannot help the group to qualify towards the quarter-finals for the third successive period. However, he produced enough of the feeling that he was chosen in the beginning line-up for the Eastern Province Kings aspect that encountered Wales throughout a tour match throughout a 2014 inbound tour. He performed the complete match as the Kings experienced a 12–34 beat. Carrying out a decision in the South African Rugby Union to broaden the Currie Glass Premier Department from six groups to eight groups, the Eastern Province Kings had been promoted towards the 2014 Currie Glass Premier Department. Bholi produced his initial Currie Glass Premier Division begin in their starting match of the growing season, a 35–16 beat to Traditional western Province. The Kings battled adjust fully to lifestyle in the Top Division and dropped their initial nine fits of the growing season. They do, however, defeat fellow promoted aspect the Pumas 26–25 in the ultimate match of the growing season, with Bholi an unused reserve for this match. He produced a complete of seven performances through the competition.He scored his initial try for the EP Kings in initial match from the 2015 Vodacom Glass period, a 19–27 beat to defending champions Griquas.