Tim Dlulane

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Tim Dlulane (born 5 June 1981) is a South African rugby union footballer. Born in Umtata, he later on furthered his education in Kokstad at Kokstad College. This is where he first started his rugby career. He is currently the team manager for the Bulls in the international Super Rugby competition. Dlulane has also played for the national team, the Springboks. He is a loose forward.

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Whilst playing for the Pumas, Dluane was included in the Springboks squad for the end of year tours in Europe in 2004. He came off the bench in a Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. South Africa won the match by two points, 38 to 36. He produced a man-of-the-match performance as well as scoring a try for the Blue Bulls in the win over the Free State Cheetahs in the 2006 Currie Cup. Dlulane sustained a neck injury in a 2006 Currie Cup match and had an operation to correct the damage. [1]

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References

  1. "Pins and plates put Dlulane's career on hold". The Star. Retrieved 17 August 2006.