Hollywoodbets Brand Ambassador Profile: Odwa Ndungane
Everything you need to know about Hollywoodbets Brand Ambassador Odwa Ndungane.
Sharks legend Odwa Ndungane played over 200 times for the side in all competitions during a distinguished 12-year career that saw him claim three Currie Cup titles.
The Mthatha-born right winger, who began his playing days at the Border Bulldogs and Blue Bulls, also earned nine Test caps for the Springboks; starting the third Test against the British & Irish Lions in 2009 and helping the side clinch the Tri-Nations later that same year.
In 2011, he was selected as part of the Boks’ World Cup squad to tour New Zealand.
Odwa Ndungane scored his first try for the @TheSharksZA against the @crusadersrugby, his most important was still to come!— Super Rugby Pacific (@SuperRugby) May 23, 2020
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But it was on the domestic front where Ndungane really thrived. A Sharks stalwart in every sense of the word, he turned out a whopping 135 times for the Durban franchise in Super Rugby and played 107 Currie Cup matches in black and white, earning him a spot on an elite list of pros to have amassed a century of caps for the same team in both competitions.
Odwa called time on his career in 2017, scoring a try in his last game during that year’s Currie Cup final.
Springboks: 9 (2008-2011)
Sharks Super Rugby: 135 (2005-2017)
Sharks Currie Cup: 107 (2005-2017)
Springboks: 2009 British & Irish Lions Series winner
Springboks: 2009 Tri-Nations champion
Sharks: 3x Currie Cup titles (2008, 2010, 2013)
Ndunganes Join the Purple Team
Alongside twin brother Akona, Odwa debuted for the Purple Team back in April 2019. Here’s what the siblings had to say:
“Our shared goal is to have a positive impact on the world of sports. We are eager to continue doing good works by supporting talented students to grow into professional sportsmen and women through our valued partnership with Hollywoodbets.”