Eben Etzebeth rugby player
Eben Etzebeth rugby player

Eben Etzebeth

29th Oct 1991 2.03m/123kg No 4 Lock
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Etzebeth’s rise as a second row force has been meteoric, with the 23-year-old tipped to rival the legacy of the great Bakkies Botha.

Having starred at the U20 World Cup for the Baby Boks in 2011 Etzebeth was highly impressive in his first Super Rugby season for the Stormers and went on to make his Springbok debut against England in June 2012. At 2.03 metres tall and 117 kg the young lock does not stand back to anyone and has all the tools to become a Bok legend.

He has since made the Springbok number 4 jersey his own with some quite outstanding performances over the last few seasons. In 2015 he came back from injury to play for the Springboks in the Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup.

After a short stint in Japan he rejoined the Stormers in 2016. Etzebeth became the youngest South African player to earn his 50th test cap in the Rugby Championship again Australia 2016.

He has scored 20 points in 42 Super Rugby caps since his debut in 2012.

The Stormers vice-captain was included in the Springbok again ahead of the 2017 June internationals against France. He has 54 test caps to his name and has scored 2 international tries.

In August 2017, Etzebeth was named as Springboks captain in the injury absence of Warren Whiteley.

(August 2017)

Career

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No 4 Lock
2011 - present
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No 4 Lock
2012 - present
sa South Africa
No 4 Lock
2012 - present
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No 4 Lock
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No 4 Lock