Nov 04, 2014
DHL WP's Ntubeni hails 'great opportunity'
DHL Western Province hooker Scarra Ntubeni is looking forward to testing himself in new conditions when the Absa Currie Cup champions face up to Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday.
Ntubeni was on Monday named in a 24-man DHL WP touring squad that will leave for London on Thursday to face up to the 2013/14 European and Premiership runners-up in the first-ever Sanlam Private Investments Challenge.
“It’s a great opportunity for the entire touring party,” Ntubeni told www.wprugby.com ahead of Sunday’s clash.
“It’s not often that you get a chance to play against a top European club and I’m particularly excited about playing on the artificial surface at Allianz Park – having heard so much about it.”
“I haven’t played against any of these Saracens guys before, so it will be a new experience in many ways. You can never stop learning and experiencing new things as a tight forward… you always want to test yourself against the best players from all over the rugby world in all kinds of conditions.”
He added; “We’re all looking forward to the trip. Some guys in the squad haven’t been to London before, so we need to squeeze in some sight-seeing, but we’re also excited to see our London-based fans and, most importantly, to give a good account of ourselves on the field on Sunday.”
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