Ox Nche

Ox Nche acknowledges supporters. Photo: David Winter/Shutterstock/Backpagepix.

Rugby World Cup makes pain and sacrifice worthwhile says Springbok star

Springbok prop Ox Nche was one of the undoubted stars of the Rugby World Cup and was driven by the sacrifices he has made.

Ox Nche

Ox Nche acknowledges supporters. Photo: David Winter/Shutterstock/Backpagepix.

Springbok prop Ox Nche was one of the undoubted stars of the Rugby World Cup.

Nche also feels like the tournament is the culmination of his life’s work.

Sacrifices pay off for Springbok star Nche

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Nche’s path to the top hasn’t been a cakewalk but he is undoubtedly one of the big presences in the Springbok camp.

“It kind of makes all the sacrifices that I made worth it, it’s a good feeling,” said Nche of his selection.

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“I mean, whether you’re a student or working, you put in something and hope that in return you will get success or something back. I think for me (going to the World Cup) it’s the highest form of success I can get. It’s amazing, it makes all the sacrifices and all the hours spent investing (in rugby) worth it.”

Always learning, always growing

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Nche says that he has learned so much about the game from his national team comrades.

“I always say you try to take in the good that you can – if it’s going to help you become good at what you do, you take it,” he said.

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“Sometimes you get people who won’t listen to you or be willing to help you, but fortunately for me I’m with a group of guys that are willing to learn and also teach me, that’s how I have got to where I am. Guys are always willing to help me and answer the questions that I have.”

Nche is another Springbok front row forward who excels in the loose and at the breakdown and his play goes far beyond his excellent scrum work.

His season with the Sharks was hampered with injury but he starred in that Rugby World Cup run. He could also soon be back in action for the Sharks in the URC.