Monday, January 07, 2008
Takudzwa 'Zee' Ngwenya was probably the most talked about player at the recent Rugby World Cup 2007. His try against the Springboks when he ran around Bryan Habana created a huge amount of hype, and was later named IRB Try Of The Tournament.
Ngwenya was inundated with phonecalls, interviews and received overs from a few clubs in Europe. He later chose to sign with French Top 14 team Biaritz and if all goes well, his star will continue to rise.
I watched him play for them on the weekend, and there's no doubt that he has electric feet. Whenever he got the ball there was a buzz and he managed to normally step past the first defender. I do feel he still needs to work on other aspects of his game though - his hands being one of them. But that will come with time and experience.
Before heading to Biaritz though he managed to travel with his country's Sevens team to the George leg of the IRB Sevens last month.
Against Canada, in the same game that we saw this huge hit , Ngwenya came on fresh off the bench. With literally his first touch of the ball he scored.
The large crowd who were keen to see him in action weren't disappointed, and with his little inside out, he's shown that he's no one try wonder.