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Akona Ndungane hails Springboks' depth: 'It's a nice headache to have'

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Former Test wing Akona Ndungane believes there is considerable depth in the current Springbok squad.After losing to Ireland and France, the Springboks bounced back with a 63-21 win against Italy at Stadio Luigi Ferraris last weekend.

They tackle England at Twickenham in their final Test of the year on Saturday.Ndungane says Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has a good headache with the young talent filtering through the South African camp.The Springboks will look to defend their Rugby World Cup title next year in France with various spots up for grabs in the South African starting XV."It's a nice headache to have for him (Nienaber).

Cheslin (Kolbe) has cemented his place, he scored a beautiful try (against Italy)," Ndungane said at the Gary and Vivienne Player Invitational in Sun City this past weekend."Kurt-Lee Arendse is actually knocking the door down.

It's nice competition for those players. There's Sbu Nkosi, Canan Moodie and that's what you need, competition and that depth from the players."It pushes the players to perform well because they know that if they don't perform well, then [their] jersey is gone or [they] won't get a ticket to the World Cup," he continued."It's good for the team, it's good for the country.

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