Sharks honour 'Mr Dependable' Ndungane

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:28
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: After more than ten years of service for the Sharks franchise, Odwa Ndungane closes the curtain on an illustrious career at the end of the 2017 Currie Cup season.

This Saturday's Currie Cup match against Western Province will be played as a tribute match to Ndungane in celebration of his career and his invaluable contribution to Sharks rugby.

Having arrived in Durban in 2005 from the Blue Bulls and soon became an integral part of the team over the years. Words such as "Mr Dependable", mentor and stalwart have been used to describe this legend of Sharks rugby.
 
His strong leadership qualities and the positive influence that he has had on the young players around him are commendable. There is no greater tribute than one given by your teammates, opposition and by the fans and Ndungane is deserving of all the praise and acknowledgement.

Ndugane, twin brother of Akona, made his Springbok Test debut against Italy in a 26-0 victory in Cape Town in 2008 and went onto to accumulate nine Test caps in the green and gold jersey.
 
This Saturday, the Sharks will play their final pool game of the Currie Cup tournament against Western Province at Growthpoint KINGS PARK, ahead of the semi-final taking place next week.

Commenting on the decision to honour Ndungane, The Sharks head coach, Robert du Preez said: "Odwa Ndungane epitomises what it means to be a professional rugby player and over the years his dedication, loyalty and contribution to the team remained unwavering.

"It is fitting that we honour a player that has given so much to the game and those around him with a tribute match that will highlight his tremendous career.

"We encourage our fans to come through to Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Saturday to celebrate and acknowledge the massive impact he has made during his distinguished career,"

 

 

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Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
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Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
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Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 12 10 0 2 47
Western Province 12 7 0 5 37
Golden Lions 12 6 0 6 35
Blue Bulls 12 5 0 7 32
Free State Cheetahs 12 6 0 6 31
Pumas 12 4 0 8 27
Griquas 12 4 0 8 26