The Vodacom Blue Bulls’ Springbok wing Akona Ndungane failed his fitness test on Monday and will consequently not be eligible for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final against the Sharks in Durban.

The team doctor Org Strauss confirmed that Ndungane is not yet 100 percent and has ruled him out of the final.

“Akona started to run during the course of last week and he trained with the team on Monday morning, but his groin is not yet strong enough to play in a match,” said Strauss.

“We don’t want to take any chances with his fitness, but I trust that he will be fully fit when we start with our off season training.”