UFH alumna makes history as second female rugby player to secure European deal
University of Fort Hare alumna, Zintle Mpupha has become the second South African female rugby player to secure a deal in Europe after being signed by English club Exeter Chiefs.
Mpupha graduated from UFH with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Human Movement Science Degree.
According to ClubRugby SA News, the Springbok Women's centre has clinched a one-year deal with English club Exeter Chiefs, making her the second South African female player to pen a professional deal in Europe - a move that was welcomed by SA Rugby.
The versatile Mpupha, who has played in seven Tests for the Springbok Women since her international debut in 2018, will become the first woman from South Africa to take up a professional contract in the Allianz Premier 15s.