Bok hooker Scarra signs long-term contract extension with WP

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Scarra Ntubeni (Gallo)
Scarra Ntubeni (Gallo)

Hooker Scarra Ntubeni has signed a three-year contract extension with Western Province Professional Rugby (WPPR).

The 30-year-old has been with the Cape franchise his entire professional career.

Having arrived in Cape Town straight out of school in 2010, Ntubeni has since accumulated 76 caps for the Stormers and 73 caps for Western Province.

Ntubeni, who played one Test for the Springboks against Argentina in Pretoria in 2019, is known for his industrious style on the field and the important role he plays in the team environment off the field.

Stormers coach John Dobson welcomed the news.

"Scarra is a player and personality that embodies what we are all about as a squad. He is loyal and passionate about the team, but also plays the game with flair and with a smile on his face," Dobson told the team's official website.

"As a player of considerable skill and experience, he will play an important role in helping develop the next generation of stars over the next three years."

READ | Stormers win battle with Bulls over Damian Willemse's signature

WPPR chairperson Ebrahim Rasool added that the long-term commitment of players like Ntubeni was encouraging.

"Scarra has never played for another team in his professional career and his continuing loyalty constitutes encouraging feedback for the enabling environment we continue to nurture for all our players.

"We are intent on building further on that and Scarra's experience will be invaluable in that regard going forward," he said.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
loading... Live
Chippa United 0
Baroka FC 1
loading... Live
Delhi Capitals 0
Mumbai Indians 46/1
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
40% - 13459 votes
Cricket
12% - 4118 votes
Football
19% - 6214 votes
Athletics
3% - 855 votes
Boxing
1% - 328 votes
Cycling
2% - 777 votes
Golf
5% - 1679 votes
Motorsport
8% - 2812 votes
Tennis
4% - 1172 votes
Water sports
1% - 304 votes
American sports
1% - 414 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 1114 votes
Vote