Michael Bondesio

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Michael Bondesio
Date of birth (1985-03-10) 10 March 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Middelburg, South Africa
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb; 185 lb)
School Hoërskool Lichtenburg, Lichtenburg
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrumhalf
Youth Career
2006 Leopards
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2010 Leopards 52 (65)
2011–2014 Golden Lions 42 (20)
2011–2012 Lions 7 (5)
2007–2014 Total 101 (90)
Correct as of 25 November 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Highveld XV 0 (0)
Correct as of 25 November 2014
Teams coached
Years Team
2015–present Pirates

Michael Bondesio (born 10 March 1985) is a former South African rugby union footballer. His regular playing position was scrum-half.

Between 2007 and 2010, he played for Potchefstroom side the Leopards, making 52 appearances and scoring 13 tries. In 2011, he moved to Johannesburg, where he played domestic rugby for the Golden Lions, scoring four tries in 42 appearances between 2011 and 2014. He also made seven appearances for the Lions during the 2012 Super Rugby season, scoring one try against local rivals the Bulls.[1]

A persistent leg injury led to long lay-offs for Bondesio and eventually his retirement at the end of the 2014 season.[2]

Bondesio is a qualified teacher and started teaching at Hoërskool Linden at the start of 2015.[3] He was also appointed as the assistant coach of club side Pirates.

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Michael Bondesio". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  • Lions profile
  • itsrugby.co.uk profile


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Bulls 37-20 MTN Lions". South African Rugby Union. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Lions honour three stalwarts". Citizen. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Leeu verruil stewels vir fluitjie" (in Afrikaans). Netwerk24. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.

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