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Os du Randt
South Africa
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Full name Jacobus Petrus du Randt
Born September 8, 1972, Elliot
Current age 42 years 46 days
Major teams Cheetahs, Argentina, South Africa
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 280 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1994-2007 80 75 5 25 5 0 0 0 52 27 1 65.62
IRB Rugby World Cup 1995-2007 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 93.75
The Rugby Championship 1996-2007 26 26 0 10 2 0 0 0 9 17 0 34.61

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Argentina at Port Elizabeth, Oct 8, 1994 match details
Last Test England v South Africa at Stade de France, Oct 20, 2007 match details
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Profile

Arguably the finest loose-head prop of all time, Du Randt was a powerful scrummager with a notable work-rate who earned a total of 80 caps for his country during an injury-plagued career.

Du Randt, or The Ox as he was nicknamed during his playing days, was part of South Africa's historic triumph at the 1995 Rugby World Cup and was the last active member of that squad. His final match was the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final, where the Springboks beat England 15-6, with Du Randt playing the entire 80 minutes.

He was sidelined for three years by injury between 2000-2003 but battled back to reclaim a place in the Springboks' ranks in 2004. He retired as the most-capped South African forward (a mark that has since been eclipsed by John Smit and Victor Matfield) and is currently the fifth most-capped Springbok of all-time.

He played the majority of his provincial rugby with the Free State Cheetahs although he spent a season with the Blue Bulls. His Super Rugby career also began with the Cheetahs before moving onto the Cats with the introduction of the franchise system. He would later also represent the Bulls and the Cheetahs in the competition.

He re-joined his former provincial employers, the Cheetahs, as scrum coach in 2009 and also served as scrummaging consultant to the Springboks under coach Peter de Villiers throughout 2010 and in the lead up to 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Latest Articles
Victor Matfield will 'find the magic touch quickly' (Jan 14, 2014) Du Randt irked by Boks snub (Mar 2, 2011) On the frontline (Oct 22, 2009) Toulon play down Habana link (Jul 10, 2009) Du Randt warns of Lions' forward strength (May 22, 2009)
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Mar 9, 2011
Cheetahs coach Os du Randt casts an eye over training
Cheetahs coach Os du Randt casts an eye over training
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Jul 17, 2010
Os du Randt and Peter De Villiers enjoy a joke before kick-off
Os du Randt and Peter De Villiers enjoy a joke before kick-off
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Jun 26, 2009
Former Spingboks prop Os du Randt poses with Peter de Villiers and John Smit
Former Spingboks prop Os du Randt poses with Peter de Villiers and John Smit
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Oct 20, 2007
John Smit celebrates with the World Cup
John Smit celebrates with the World Cup
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