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Akona Ndungane on Super Rugby death: 'It’s sad … but a change was inevitable'

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Akona Ndungane (Gallo Images)
Akona Ndungane (Gallo Images)

Three-times Super Rugby champion and World Cup-winning Springbok winger Akona Ndungane said it was sad to watch 25 years of Super Rugby's rich history dissipate but the writing had been on the wall for a while.

Super Rugby was walking the plank this year once Covid-19 struck what proved a fatal blow after the seventh round of its 25th edition in March.

SA Rugby all but pulled the plug when it announced on Tuesday plans for the Bulls, Stormers, Sharks and Lions to move north and compete in a new PRO16 tournament against the Celtic nations' clubs.

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