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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Former Springbok rugby twins, Akona Zilindlovu Ndunganea and Odwa Mzuzo Ndungane, turn 40 today

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Former Springbok players, Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane and Odwa Mzuzo Ndungane, are celebrating their 40th birthday today. (Read More Here).


Biography of Akhona Ndungane:

"Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane (born 20 February 1981 in Mthatha, South Africa) is a former South African rugby union player whose usual position was on the wing, although he also played as the centre.

"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.

"He is the twin brother of winger Odwa Ndungane, who spent most of his career in Durban with the Sharks."

Biography of Odwa:

"Odwa Mzuzo Ndungane (born 20 February 1981 in Mthatha, South Africa) is a former rugby union player that played first class rugby between 2000 and 2017. He played on the wing and spent the bulk of his career playing for the Sharks in the Super Rugby competition.

"He made his Test debut against Italy in a 26–0 victory in Cape Town in 2008 ahead of, amongst others, his twin brother Akona. He retired after the 2017 Currie Cup Premier Division." 

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