Rugby World Cup winner ready for scrum battle in star-studded derby
2024/04/01

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South African rugby prop Ox Nche is eagerly anticipating the upcoming front-row battle as the Springboks face off against the Bulls in the United Rugby Championship (URC). 

Nche, who made a name for himself during the Rugby World Cup, has yet to start a match for the Durban side since his impressive performance in the semi-final against England.

Nche's brilliant display during the World Cup has made him a beloved figure among South African fans, with his humorous quip "salads don't win scrums" adding to his popularity. However, he is now focused on performing for his team in the URC and acknowledges the tough task ahead against the Bulls, whom he describes as a "complete" team.

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Facing Bulls' scrummager Wilco Louw, Nche anticipates a formidable battle in the scrums. He acknowledges Louw's reputation as a strong scrummager and emphasizes the need for solid plans to neutralize his impact. Nche also recognizes the collective strength of the Bulls' pack and acknowledges the challenge they present beyond just the front-row.

Nche recognizes that it hasn't been the ideal start for the Sharks, who currently sit in 14th place in the URC table. However, with the return of their Springbok contingent, Nche believes they have the potential to turn their season around. He expects his team to embrace the challenge and give their all, adopting a philosophy similar to that of the Springboks.

In conclusion, Nche is relishing the front-row battle against the Bulls in the upcoming URC game. Despite the Sharks' slow start to the season, he remains optimistic about their chances and believes in their ability to overcome the challenges and improve as a team.

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