Ndungane back for Bulls

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, In the news on 18 Aug 2009 at 07:30
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The Blue Bulls’ Springbok wing Akona Ndungane will make his first appearance in this year’s Currie Cup competition, against the Leopards at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

Ndungane’s last match was in the Super 14 Final against the Chiefs on May 31.

He has been sidelined since with a severe case of shin splints.

He has, however, made a full recovery and team doctor Org Strauss confirmed on Monday that Ndungane will be able to play approximately 50 minutes on Friday.

Other good news for the Bulls is that scrumhalf Heini Adams, who suffered an ankle injury in Round Five against the Cheetahs, could be fit to face the Leopards, but the Blue Bulls will have to play without Chiliboy Ralepelle and Gurthrö Steenkamp.

Ralepelle and Steenkamp are both in the Springboks’ Tri-Nations squad and as a result of this they have been withdrawn from Currie Cup competition by coach Peter de Villiers.

The Boks leave for Australasia next Monday and assemble on Thursday.


  • Go BOKKE!!!

    Can’t wait for us to smash the Aussies and NZ for that matter!!! :smile:

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.08.09 09:15:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : Morning wpw. I see Dan Carter is back for the AB’s…that is bound to make a differance.

    I wonder why the Boks are only leaving on Monday, they will only arrive in Perth on Tuesday about 13:00…doesn’t leave much time to get over the jetlag. I recon they should have left on Friday and had some time to adjust.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.08.09 09:20:15 by Pokkel Reply
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