Aphelele Fassi

TEAM: Sharks and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa ‘Springboks’ National Team

HOMETOWN: King Williams Town, Eastern Cape South Africa

DATE OF BIRTH: January 23rd, 1998

POSITION: Fullback

Aphelele Fassi is a South African rugby union player who represents the Springboks and The Cell C Sharks rugby franchise in Durban. The fullback made his debut for South Africa against Georgia in 2021, scoring a remarkable try with the first touch of the ball. Fassi has made a rapid rise through the rugby ranks after matriculating from Dale College in the Eastern Cape, graduating from the Sharks Academy through to the pinnacle of the Springbok green and gold. He made his debut for the Sharks in the Currie Cup in 2018, and has since made 27 appearances for the coastal team. He has been touted as a star of the future with two international tries in as many matches, his natural talent, skill and agility bringing fireworks to the field. Off the field, Fassi is passionate about making a difference to communities and the youth, with a keen focus of inspiring the next generation to pursue their goals and dreams.