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Storm­ers hooker Scarra Ntubeni played only about six or seven games due to in­ces­sant in­juries in the past few sea­sons.

How­ever, he has al­ready man­aged 10 games for the Storm­ers in the Su­per Rugby se­ries and is hop­ing the god­dess of for­tune will keep smil­ing on him for the rest of the sea­son.

“It’s dif­fi­cult. You start build­ing mo­men­tum and play a few matches, and then you get hurt. You work for four or five months to be­come fit again and then you play a few matches and get hurt again.

“I did, how­ever, learn a lot dur­ing these times. The phys­ios here at the Boks and Storm­ers are very good and have taught me a lot about how to look af­ter my body.

“I def­i­nitely have to work on my fit­ness, and also on de­fence. I don’t miss tack­les but I feel I could carry out more. Maybe it has to do with my tim­ing, or maybe I’m not in the right po­si­tions on the field. So I think I’ll have to sharpen the de­fence side of my game.

“It’s all good ri­valry be­tween Bongi [Mbonambi] and me. There is no an­i­mos­ity be­tween us.

“It’s healthy com­pe­ti­tion.”

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