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My favourite things – Scarra Ntubeni


Stormers hooker SCARRA NTUBENI tells RugbyRocks.com about his favourite things.

TV SERIES

Game of Thrones. I like action and the storyline is something else, although I didn't really like the ending. My missus always said the house was quiet – apart from the TV – when I was watching Game of Thrones!



MOVIE

There are a few, but American Gangster stands out for me. I love action movies.



ACTOR OR ACTRESS

Morgan Freeman is right up there, but I'll have to go with Denzel Washington. I've enjoyed all his movies, including Man on Fire and The Equalizer.

CAR

That's a tough one, I'm not a car junkie. But I really enjoyed driving the Range Rover Sport when I had it.



ANIMAL

Definitely my dog, Bella. She's a six-year-old pit-bull staffy. We've spent a lot of time together – we lived together, just me and her, for a while – and have forged a lekker bond.



NON-RUGBY SPORTSPERSON

AB de Villiers. I hope he plays for the Proteas again; he's said he wants to come back for the Twenty20 World Cup. I've watched AB bat live many times and there's just something about him – he's just on a different level to the rest, he makes it look so easy. And he's a good man, too.

HOLIDAY DESTINATION

Two years ago, I went to Swakopmund to visit a friend. It was an impulsive thing, I didn't even take other clothes with me! The people are so nice and accommodating. I found a few nice pubs and had a good jol there.



HOBBY OR PASTTIME

Rugby has kept me so busy for the past 10 years that lately, I've really enjoyed my alone time. I'll take my dog Bella for a run through Newlands Forest or have sushi and a couple of beers on my own at a restaurant I like and take my laptop out if I want to. I think I'm at a stage of my life where I'm finding myself and enjoying my own space. I like to be able to switch off by watching TV or a movie, and an afternoon nap is always great!

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RUGBY MEMORY

Definitely winning the Currie Cup with Western Province in 2012, when I was 21 years old. Kitsy [Steven Kitshoff] and Frans [Malherbe] were also only a year-and-a-half out of school and we had to scrum against the Sharks' Springbok front row of Beast [Mtawarira], Bismarck and Jannie [du Plessis]. Even the people I know well said we were going to get stuffed up front, but the scrums went super well and lifting that trophy was an amazing feeling.



Interview by Simon Borchardt

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