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ETZEBETH, Eben team
Eben Etzebeth TWT

What more can be said of a player who has already amassed
23 Test caps and 21 Super Rugby appearances in just two years – not to mention a host of plaudits and awards to go with those appearances?

The massive second rower will make a delayed start to Super Rugby in 2014, courtesy of a foot injury sustained on Springbok duty at
the end of 2013, but his return will no doubt be welcomed by his teammates and feared by opponents.

Etzebeth featured for the South Africa team that competed at the 2011 Junior World Championship in Italy – alongside Nizaam Carr and Siya Kolisi.

He made eight appearances for the Stormers last year, scoring one try, winning a team-high 47 lineouts and effecting eight steals – second only to De Kock Steenkamp (13).

STATS

  • Position: Lock
  • Physical: 2.04m, 118kg
  • Born: 29/10/91, Cape Town
  • Province: Western Province
  • Provincal Caps: 3
  • Provincal Points: 0
  • Provincal Debut: 2012 v Cheetahs
  • Super Rugby Cap: 21
  • Super Rugby Points: 10 (2t)
  • Super Rugby Debut: 2012 v Hurricanes
  • Test Caps: 23
  • Test Points: 0
  • Test Debut: 2012 v England
  • * all statistics are as of January 2014


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DHL Stormers beading for Madiba

A group South Africa's finest rugby players found themselves beaten on Tuesday - by a group of senior citizens in Gugulethu, Cape Town - but all in the name of Nelson Mandela.

2014 Super Rugby: DHL Stormers v Vodacom Bulls
Q&A with Gio Aplon

Gio Aplon has just drawn the curtain on a wonderful career in the Cape, spanning 84 matches for the DHL Stormers and 95 for DHL Western Province

2014 Super Rugby: DHL Stormers v Cell C Sharks
Allister Coetzee: Plenty character in this team

Coach Allister Coetzee was naturally disappointed with his team's final-day Vodacom Super Rugby defeat to the Sharks, but he praised the DHL Stormers' character after a tough 2014 season for the Cape side.

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