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Eben Etzebeth
South Africa
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Full name Eben Etzebeth
Born October 29, 1991, Cape Town
Current age 23 years 26 days
Major teams Stormers, Western Province, South Africa
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 8 in
Weight 260 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2014 32 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 7 2 75.00
The Rugby Championship 2012-2014 17 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 1 61.76

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Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Jun 9, 2012 match details
Last Test Italy v South Africa at Padova, Nov 22, 2014 match details
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Etzebeth continued a steady stream of talented and tenacious South African locks with a call-up to the senior squad in 2012. After making his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers against the Hurricanes in 2011, he quickly established his place at the heart of their pack the following season, producing rugged performances as the Cape Town franchise battled towards the summit of the tournament. A former Under-20 representative, he was handed a Test debut against England in June 2012 - alongside fellow new cap Juandre Kruger and following the retirements of Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield.

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Nov 5, 2014
South Africa's Eben Etzebeth and Victor Matfield contest for the lineout in training
South Africa's Eben Etzebeth and Victor Matfield contest for the lineout in training
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Sep 28, 2013
South Africa's Eben Etzebeth runs at the Wallabies
South Africa's Eben Etzebeth runs at the Wallabies
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Sep 14, 2013
South Africa's Eben Etzebeth collects a lineout
South Africa's Eben Etzebeth collects a lineout
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Sep 7, 2013
Australia's Will Genia attempts to break Eben Etzebeth's tackle
Australia's Will Genia attempts to break Eben Etzebeth's tackle
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