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Esportif International in Union with South Africa’s leading rugby agency

Esportif International has significantly strengthened its global footprint with the launch of Esportif International SA Ltd, with former Union Sports boss Hilton Houghton heading up the South African operation.

Esportif International SA will have six full time agents operating in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and they will be managing Currie Cup, Super Rugby and Springbok players along with the future stars of the game. All of the agents are experienced operators accredited by SARU.

Esportif International SA will be a dynamic rugby management agency which specialises in the full service, marketing and contract management of professional rugby players and coaches both on and off the field.

Houghton the Director who will be heading up Esportif International SA, said: “Esportif International has firmly established itself as a major global player in rugby management representation and we are delighted and excited to be setting up a new business with them. Their global presence, experience and influence is second to none, and we are confident that the partnership will enable us to provide our clients with the service levels and professionalism that they deserve.”

One of the founding Directors of Esportif International Duncan Sandlant said: “We are very excited to be opening up a new office in South Africa, which has produced such a wealth of talent over the years. We are very confident that with our global expertise and backing combined with the experienced, hard-working and energetic team we have put together that Esportif International SA will be a success and the group as a whole will go from strength to strength.”

Esportif International is a global company which specialises in the management of world-class rugby players and coaches and provides market intelligence to rugby clubs and governing bodies. It has over 40 full time employees working across 19 countries.

The company, whose Chairman is former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon, represents top South Africa players including Eben Etzebeth and Siya Kolisi.


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7 thoughts on “Esportif International in Union with South Africa’s leading rugby agency

  1. Johan says:

    Good day
    I really want to take my rugby career further and need an agent to help me how can i get hold of one . I have a player profile with videos clips

  2. Euan De Jager says:

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  3. Damian Olivier says:

    Good day
    I really want to take my rugby career further and need an agent to help me how can i get hold of one . I am in grade 12 this year.

    Damian Olivier

  4. jacques van Wyngaardt says:

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    1. Mlungisi Kunene says:

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  5. Devon says:

    Good day Sir/Madam
    My name is Devon and I am currently a matric learner (18 years old) in South Africa. I am looking to secure my future in rugby as this is my passion. I would like to see what opportunities are available locally or internationally where I can apply my trait and grow as a player.

    Unfortunately the Craven week and KES Easter Festival was the platform where I wanted to make an appearance for scouts and selectors but due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic this is no longer an option and I dont know if I will even step on a rugby field this year again.

    Please let me know the next steps to be followed.

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