Full name Gurthro Garth Steenkamp
Born June 12, 1981, Paarl
Current age 32 years 308 days
Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, Toulouse, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 260 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2011||7||4||3||5||1||0||0||0||6||1||0||85.71|
|The Rugby Championship||2005-2013||21||12||9||15||3||0||0||0||11||10||0||52.38|
|Test debut||Scotland v South Africa at Murrayfield, Nov 27, 2004 match details|
|Last Test||France v South Africa at Stade de France, Nov 23, 2013 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Steenkamp made his Test debut against Scotland at Murrayfield in 2004, but failed to hold down a place in the national squad due to s series of injuries. That changed with a recall in 2007 and the powerful loose-head went on to play two matches in South Africa's march to the Rugby World Cup crown.
He featured throughout the Tri-Nations and the autumn internationals the following year and went on to play against the British & Irish Lions in 2009. In 2010 he entered a rich vein of form as the Bulls clinched back-to-back Super 14 titles and continued his run into the Test season, where he was an influential presence for the Boks up until a broken arm ended his hopes of touring Europe.
In April 2011 Steenkamp was announced as one of three high-profile signings, along with All Black Luke McAlister and Wallaby Luke Burgess, for Top 14 giants Toulouse.