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Chiliboy Ralepelle
South Africa
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Full name Mahlatse Ralepelle
Born September 11, 1986, Tzaneen
Current age 28 years 74 days
Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, Toulouse, South Africa
Position Hooker
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 233 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2013 22 2 20 5 1 0 0 0 14 8 0 63.63
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2006-2011 12 0 12 5 1 0 0 0 5 7 0 41.66

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Pretoria, Aug 26, 2006 match details
Last Test South Africa v Italy at Durban, Jun 8, 2013 match details
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Chiliboy Ralepelle is a South African hooker who made his Bulls and Springboks debut in the same year.

Indeed, just a few months after making his debut for his province in 2006, he won his first international cap as a replacement at his home ground at Loftus Versfeld. However, despite his rapid ascent up the rugby ladder, he could not force his way into the World Cup squad the following year.

In 2008, though, he was named on the tour of the UK and Ireland and made history when he became the youngest and the first black player to captain the Springboks when they met the World XV at Walkers Stadium in Leicester.

The following year he was named in the South Africa squad to play the British & Irish Lions and he started the third Test in Johannesburg, which resulted in a 28-9 defeat for the home side.

Ralepelle was included in the Springbok squad for their end-of-year tour of Great Britain and Ireland in 2010 but both he and Bjorn Basson were sent home after testing positive for a banned stimulant following the victory over Ireland in Dublin. Both players were immediately suspended from all rugby pending further investigation.

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Ralepelle faces two-year ban after failing drug test (Jun 10, 2014) Ralepelle suffers serious knee injury (Feb 19, 2014) Toulouse beat Racing in Hong Kong (Nov 9, 2013) Ralepelle passed fit for Springbok tour (Aug 30, 2013) Boks add two to Rugby Championship squad (Aug 28, 2013) Chiliboy Ralepelle news and articles (21) »
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Dec 8, 2013
Toulouse players Cencus Johnston, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Gurthro Steenkamp observe a minute's silence to pay respect to Nelson Mandela
Toulouse players Cencus Johnston, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Gurthro Steenkamp observe a minute's silence to pay respect to Nelson Mandela
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May 25, 2013
Charl Mcleod of the Sharks gets away from the Bulls' Chiliboy Ralepelle
Charl Mcleod of the Sharks gets away from the Bulls' Chiliboy Ralepelle
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Nov 30, 2011
Chiliboy Ralepelle of the Bulls tries to shift a tyre during a gruelling pre-season session
Chiliboy Ralepelle of the Bulls tries to shift a tyre during a gruelling pre-season session
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Aug 15, 2011
Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle looks to spin the ball on
Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle looks to spin the ball on
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