Scarra released from Bok squad

2015-08-13 22:12
Scarra Ntubeni (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Scarra Ntubeni was on Thursday released from the Springbok training squad in Durban.

The Stormers and Western Province hooker has been a part of the extended Bok World Cup training squad since their preparations began with a clash against the World XV at the beginning of July, but he has not featured in any of the four matches the Springboks have played in their Rugby World Cup preparations so far.

Instead, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has shown faith in Bismarck du Plessis and Adriaan Strauss while Schalk Brits remains clearly above Ntubeni in the Bok pecking order.

"Scarra has been working very hard in the last month or so and is familiar with how we play," Meyer said on Thursday.

"After consultation with all relevant role players, we decided that it would be in his best interest to some game time in the Absa Currie Cup."

Ntubeni will arrive in Cape Town on Friday afternoon, and Western Province confirmed to Sport24 that he would not be considered for this Saturday's clash against the Free State Cheetahs at Newlands.

"He will be joining up with the match day squad in a non-playing role for Saturday with an eye for getting him into the mix for the Bulls game (next weekend)," Western Province communications manager Howard Kahn said.

Ntubeni is uncapped at international level.

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