We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former Vodacom Blue Bulls lock Mlungisi Bali.
The 27-year-old St Albans ‘old boy’, represented the Blue Bulls between 2007 and 2010, also spending valuable career time with the Griffons and the Border Bulldogs.
Bali featured strongly for the under 19 and under 21 teams at Loftus, and in 2010 was selected to represent the South African U20 team that played in the IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina, playing alongside the likes of Elton Jantjies, Patrick Lambie and his dear friend CJ Stander, who also captained the team.
Our sincerest condolences and prayers go out to his family and loved ones, and the rugby community in general. We have lost not only a superb athlete, but also an exceptional human being and a role model to many young South Africans.
RIP Mlungisi Bali: 1 June 1990 – 3 January 2018