Ntubeni hopes wait is over

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Storm­ers hooker Scarra Ntubeni ad­mits he is en­joy­ing “healthy com­pe­ti­tion” with Bongi Mbonambi as the pair fight to make their Spring­bok bow. The duo, who were named along­side cap­tain Adri­aan Strauss in Al­lis­ter Coetzee’s squad, got the nod over in-form Lions hooker Mal­colm Marx. And af­ter first be­ing in­cluded in a Spring­bok camp back in Oc­to­ber 2013 without ever mak­ing his de­but, Ntubeni is hope­ful his long wait is over. “I’ve had that Spring­bok blazer over my arm now for I think three years so hope­fully I can get a chance, if coach ap­proves,” he told sport24.co.za. “I’m feel­ing good at the mo­ment. I don’t have any nig­gles. It’s been a while since I’ve been in­jury free.” He added on his friendly ri­valry with Mbonambi: “It’s good. There is no an­i­mos­ity or any­thing. It’s healthy com­pe­ti­tion be­tween us.

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