|Full name||Siyabonga Ntubeni|
|Date of birth||18 February 1991|
|Place of birth||East London, South Africa|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (15 st 10 lb)|
|School||King Edward VII School|
|Rugby union career|
Siyabonga 'Scarra' Ntubeni (born 18 February 1991) is a South African rugby union footballer who plays as hooker in Super Rugby with the Stormers and Currie Cup rugby with Western Province.
Ntubeni debuted for both Western Province and the Stormers in 2011, however it wasn't until the 2012 Currie Cup that he really established himself as a first team member. He featured in all of Province's 12 games during that campaign and was instrumental as his side lifted the Currie Cup for the 33rd time. Ntubeni was a starter as Western Province triumphed 25-19 over the Sharks in Durban.
2013 got off to a slow start as injury ruled him out of the first half of the Stormers season, but he did return for the final 8 games and this coincided with an upturn in his sides fortunes following a lacklustre first half of the season. He again made a big impact in the 2013 Currie Cup, taking advantage of Tiaan Liebenberg's injury and skipper Deon Fourie's switch to the flank to again be an ever present member of the side. He started 11 games and made 1 substitute appearance as Province reached the Currie Cup Final for the second year in succession, this time going down 33-19 to the Sharks in Cape Town.
On 28 October 2013, SARU announced that Ntubeni was included in the 30-man squad for South Africa's 2013 end-of-year rugby union tests against France, Scotland and Wales in November 2013; however, he did not play in any of the matches.
On 28 May 2016, Ntubeni was included in a 31-man South Africa squad for their three-test match series against a touring Ireland team. After training with the national team for a few days, he joined the South Africa 'A' squad for their two-match series against a touring England Saxons team. He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Bloemfontein, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.
Super Rugby Statistics
- As of 21 June 2015
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