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.”