Khanyo Ngcukana will hope to line up for Western Province against the Sharks tomorrow, 11 July, as WP kick off their U21 Currie Cup campaign. Wearing the blue and white hoops won't be the heaviest jersey the searing winger's ever worn, though.
Ngcukana manned the right wing for much of the Baby Boks' World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy last month. The up-and-coming rugby stars placed third in the final standings, after losing to England in the semi-final and beating France in the third-place playoff.
"I feel honoured and privileged to have been selected to play for the Junior Boks this year," said Ngcukana, who is a first-year property studies student at UCT. "Wearing the green and gold was definitely a dream come true. The team spirit and competitiveness in the build-up to the campaign was unbelievable.
"Playing in the Junior World Championships was a vast step up to previous competitions. We didn't get the result we desired but the memories made on and off the field will never be lost."
Story by Yusuf Omar. Photo courtesy of Massimiliano Pratelli/Fotosportit.
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