Full name Jakobus Johannes Wiese
Born May 16, 1964, Paarl
Current age 49 years 343 days
Major teams South Africa
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 264 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1995-1995||5||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||0||0||100.00|
|Test debut||South Africa v France at Durban, Jun 26, 1993 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v South Africa at Cardiff, Dec 15, 1996 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Lock Wiese won the Super 10 with Transvaal in 1993 before making his Springboks bow later the same year but he would have to wait two years to cement his place in the stsrting line-up. Currie Cup success with the Lions laid the foundation for his international return and he would be a pivotal member of the side that clinched the sport's biggest crown in 1995.
He also memorably knocked out Wales lock Derwyn Jones with a punch during a clash in 1995 for which he eventually served a three-match ban. Since hanging up his boots he has launched a successful coffee house company and worked for broadcaster M-Net.