07 October 2023 - 09:00
Revo Fitness Stadium, Perth
Andisa Ntsila, who hails from Komani (Queenstown), boasts experience representing the SWD Eagles, the Sharks, the Southern Kings and Toyota Free State Cheetahs, respectively. At the same time, he also featured in the SA A team in 2017 against the French Barbarians.
Ntsila was born in Komani and attended Queen's College until 2011. He didn't earn any provincial call-ups to represent Border while at school and moved to George after high school, where he linked up with the SWD Eagles. He represented SWD Eagles u.19 and played in Group A of the 2012 Under-19 Provincial Championship.
Ntsila made three starts for SWD U21 in the Under-21 Provincial Championship the following season. A much better season followed in 2014, as the team won five of their seven matches during the regular season to finish in the third position on the log. He also started their semi-final match against Boland U21, scoring his third try of the competition in a 40–33 victory and the final against Eastern Province U21.
Ntsila played Varsity Cup rugby for NMMU Madibaz at the start of 2015, starting six of their seven matches in the number eight jersey.
Soon after the 2015 Varsity Cup finished, Ntsila played for SWD Eagles in the 2015 Vodacom Cup. He made his first-class debut on 17 April 2015, coming on as a replacement in the team's 36–13 victory over a Sharks XV in George.
He made his Currie Cup debut on 12 June 2015 in a match against the Leopards.
Ntsila made three starts and two substitute appearances for the NMMU Madibaz in the 2016 Varsity Cup. He then again linked up with the SWD Eagles after the Varsity Cup for their 2016 Currie Cup qualification competition. He appeared in their first eleven competition matches – scoring one try in a 96–5 victory over Namibian side Welwitschias.
In July 2016, Ntsila was drafted into the Southern Kings squad, and he played 49 matches for them before he joined the Toyota Free State in 2020, making his debut for the Cheetahs (30 games to date) on the 10 October 2020 against the Pumas in the Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein.
He played in the following matches for the Toyota Cheetahs: SuperRugby Unlocked (5/1t), Currie Cup (22/7t - he scored two tries on the 18 December 2020 against the Pumas in Mbombela in a Cheetah win of 35-31), Preparatory matches (3/0t).
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