Currie Cup

Ox prepared to wait his turn

2016-10-24 20:44
Ox Nche (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs prop Ox Nche says he is disappointed at his omission from the Springbok squad, but he will be patient.

Nche had an outstanding Currie Cup season for the title winning Cheetahs with a handful of Man-of-the-Match performances, which made his omission from the two Bok squads for the Barbarians match and the rest of the November Tests a surprising one.

"I'm obviously disappointed not being picked for either squad, but if it means I become a better player then so be it," Nche told Netwerk24.

"It's still my dream to play for the Springboks, but I'm in no rush to get picked. If it happens it happens." 

Daan Human, scrum coach at Free State, says Nche should stay positive and be patient, because he is destined to play for the Boks one day.

"Believe me, he's going to play many Tests for South Africa," Human said. "He will get there. In a year's time he will have gained more experience and then I want to see who keeps him out of the Springbok team."

Read more on:    cheetahs  |  currie cup  |  ox nche  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Your thoughts on the Currie Cup being cut to a one-round tournament in 2018?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.