Akona Ndungane

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Akona Ndungane
Akona Ndungane 2007.jpg
Ndungane during 2007 Rugby World Cup
Full name Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane
Date of birth (1981-02-20) February 20, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Mthatha, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
School Hudson Park High School, East London
University Eastern Cape Technikon
Notable relative(s) Odwa Ndungane (twin-brother)
Occupation(s) Professional rugby player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003
2004–05
2005–
Mighty Elephants
Border Bulldogs
Blue Bulls
13
17
62
(30)
(70)
(135)
correct as of 13 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005– Bulls 108 (165)
correct as of 12 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– South Africa 11 (5)

Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane (born 20 February 1981 in Mthatha, South Africa) is a South African rugby union footballer. His usual position is on the wing, though he can play in the centres. He plays for the Bulls in the international Super Rugby competition as well as the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup. He was recently included in the Springboks squad.

Ndungane played with the Border Bulldogs in the Currie Cup, before he was loaned out to the Blue Bulls for two seasons. He was then bought outright by the Blue Bulls after the two strong seasons. In 2004 he was included in the Springbok Sevens side to compete at the IRB series in Bordeaux and London. In 2005 he made his Super 12 debut for the Bulls against the Cats.

Ndungane made the Springboks' 2006 Tri Nations Series squad, was included in the Springboks' 2007 Rugby World Cup squad, but had been left out of the squad for the 2008 Tri Nations Series. Among the players who got in ahead of him, was his twin brother Odwa Ndungane, who also plays wing.

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