|Full name||Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane|
20 February 1981 |
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)|
|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.
He started his career in the Eastern Cape, playing for the Mighty Elephants in 2003 and for the Border Bulldogs in 2004 and 2005, before he was loaned out to the Blue Bulls for two seasons and eventually bought outright by the Pretoria-based side. However, he spent the bulk of his career in Pretoria, where he played for the Bulls in the international Super Rugby competition as well as the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competition. In 2005, he made his Super 12 debut for the Bulls against the Cats.
In 2004, he was included in the South Africa Sevens side that competed at the IRB Sevens World Series in Bordeaux and London. He also represented the Springboks in 2006 and 2007, and was part of the victorious 2007 Rugby World Cup squad.
He announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season, having made in excess of hundred appearances for the Bulls in Super Rugby and a similar amount in domestic rugby with the Blue Bulls, Border Bulldogs and Mighty Elephants.
- "Skinstad makes SA World Cup squad". BBC. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
- "Blue Bulls Company say goodbye to a number of stalwarts" (Press release). Bulls. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.