Cape Town - Western Province have received a significant setback with the news that hooker Scarra Ntubeni is likely to miss the remainder of the season.
Ntubeni left the field with a hamstring injury in last Saturday’s 21-20 Currie Cup defeat to the Sharks at Newlands.
According to Netwerk24, Ntubeni tore his hamstring and WP coach Johns Dobson expects the player to be out for the rest of 2017.
It’s a cruel blow for Ntubeni after only recently returning from a major Achilles injury.
Ntubeni’s injury leaves WP in trouble at hooker, given the fact that Bongi Mbonambi is part of the Springbok set-up.
Replacement hooker Ramone Samuels has flattered to deceive when given game time, with his errant lineout throwing a major problem for the Cape side.
Chad Solomon is the other hooker in the WP set-up expected to be drafted in.
Following their loss to the Sharks, WP remained third on the Currie Cup standings.
They have a bye this weekend before hosting the Free State Cheetahs at Newlands on September 9.