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Akona Ndungane
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Full name Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane
Date of birth (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 42)
Place of birth Mthatha, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb; 205 lb)
School Hudson Park High School, East London
University Eastern Cape Technikon
Notable relative(s) Odwa Ndungane (twin brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Youth Career
1999 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]]
2002 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]]
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 13 (30)
2004–2005 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 17 (70)
2005–2015 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 75 (150)
2006–2015 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 108 (165)
2003–2015 Total 213 (415)
Correct as of 24 May 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 South Africa Sevens ()
2004 South Africa 'A' 1 (15)
2006–2007 South Africa (test) 11 (5)
2007 South Africa (tour) 2 (0)
Correct as of 24 May 2015

Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane (born 20 February 1981 in Mthatha, South Africa) is a former South African rugby union player whose usual position was on the wing, although he also played as the centre.

He started his career in the Eastern Cape, playing for the [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] in 2003 and for the [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] in 2004 and 2005, before he was loaned out to the [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] for two seasons and eventually bought outright by the Pretoria-based side. However, he spent the bulk of his career in Pretoria, where he played for the [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] in the international Super Rugby competition as well as the [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competition. In 2005, he made his Super 12 debut for the Bulls against the [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]].

In 2004, he was included in the South Africa Sevens side that competed at the IRB Sevens World Series in Bordeaux and London. He also represented the Springboks in 2006 and 2007, and was part of the victorious 2007 Rugby World Cup squad.

He announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season, having made in excess of hundred appearances for the Bulls in Super Rugby and a similar amount in domestic rugby with the Blue Bulls, Border Bulldogs and Mighty Elephants.

He is the twin brother of winger Odwa Ndungane, who spent most of his career in Durban with the [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]].

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