Akona Ndungane

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Akona Ndungane
Akona Ndungane 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane
Born (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 34)
Mthatha, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
School(s) attended Hudson Park High School, East London
University Eastern Cape Technikon
Relatives Odwa Ndungane (twin brother)
Club information
Playing position Wing
Current club Blue Bulls / Bulls
Youth career
1999 Border Bulldogs
2002 Mighty Elephants
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2003 Mighty Elephants 13 (30)
2004–05 Border Bulldogs 17 (70)
2006– Bulls 108 (165)
Representative team(s)
2004 S.A. Sevens ()
2004 South Africa 'A' 1 (15)
2006–07 South Africa (test) 11 (5)
2007 South Africa (tour) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 24 May 2015.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 24 May 2015.

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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