Ndungane in doubt for semi-final

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 15 Oct 2012 at 09:45
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The Sharks have unfortunately picked up an injury concern ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Blue Bulls in Durban.

Right wing Odwa Ndungane, who has been one of the side’s most consistent performers – as well as the top try-scorer – during the league stages, injured his ankle early on during Friday’s 42-3 win over Griquas. Ndungane showed a clean pair of heels after some wonderful interplay with Jean Deysel and Cobus Reinach on the right hand side of the field and came agonisingly close to going all the way himself in the 10th minute of the match. An ankle tap just meters fro the line saw him go to ground, though and while his pop back to Reinach duly saw the scrumhalf swallow dive in next to the posts, Ndungane himself was less fortunate.

He limped off immediately after, in considerable pain and it now appears that the ankle injury he picked up may well see him spend a spell on the sidelines.

While Lwazi Mvovo, as a current Bok squad member, would in all likelihood have been down to start ahead of Ndungane this weekend anyway, the Sharks nevertheless appear to have lost one of their best fielders of the high ball, against a side who made good use of aerial bombardment in their own weekend victory over the Lions.


  • It did not look good. it seemed the tackler rolled over his ankle.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.10.12 10:22:00 by Dunx Reply
  • To be honest I don’t think the bulls were that good against the lions..some of the lions mistakes were shocking..a strong defensive play followed by great counter attack will see the bulls off..swing the ball around and hit them hard..we can win this..

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.10.12 10:43:55 by shaniboi Reply
  • @shaniboi (Comment 2) : I don’t think the Sharks would have conceded very many of those tries… Lions were woeful under the high ball

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.10.12 10:53:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : the bulls are playing springbok nz rugby against them and you kill their kicking ability..

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.10.12 12:34:20 by shaniboi Reply

  • @shaniboi (Comment 4) : yes, agree

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.10.12 12:41:56 by robdylan Reply
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