Eben Etzebeth breaks Bryan Habana’s ‘youngest’ Springbok Test centurion record

Eben Etzebeth breaks Bryan Habana’s ‘youngest’ Springbok Test centurion record

- in News
21
0
9d82307e-bryan-habana.jpg
Advertisements

Eben Etzebeth will become just the seventh player to reach the 100-Test milestone for the Springboks in Cape Town on Saturday, 16 July.

RIP | THIRD DROWNING TRAGEDY ROCKS SPRINGBOK FAMILY

In doing so, Etzebeth will also become the youngest of the select group to do so, breaking Bryan Habana’s record by 191 days.

Etzebeth was also the youngest Springbok to play 50 Tests in the green and gold jersey.

READ | DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON WALES, SPRINGBOKS BY 13+, SAY BOOKMAKERS

SPRINGBOK TEST CENTURIONS

Eben Etzebeth – 30 years, 260 days

Bryan Habana – 31 years, 86 days

John Smit – 32 years, 140 days

Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira – 32 years, 319 days

Victor Matfield – 33 years, 109 days

Jean de Villers – 33 years, 201 days

Percy Montgomery – 34 years, 155 days

READ | BIG READ: EBEN ETZEBETH’S PRESENCE OOZES MENACE

Of those to have achieved the feat to date, only twoVictor Matfield and Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira – celebrated their 100th Test with a victory.

All of Percy Montgomery, John Smit, Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers ended up on the losing side.

Early predictions for what lies in store for Etzebeth?

CONGRATS | EBEN ETZEBETH POPS THE QUESTION – AND SHE SAID YES!

Eben Etzebeth will have the honour of running out ahead of his team-mates at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday for the third and final Test against Wales.

The series is dead-locked at 1-1.

WIN | ANSWER THESE 5 EASY RUGBY QUESTIONS AND YOU COULD WIN R1 000 IN CASH!

Not far behind Etzebeth – in running onto the field that is – will be hooker Bongi Mbonambi who will be playing his 50th Test for the Springboks.

Kick-off is scheduled for 17:05.

READ | HAS ELTON JANTJIES PLAYED HIS FINAL TEST FOR THE SPRINGBOKS?

Still only 30, Etzebeth still has a lot of rugby in him and should move up that list before he hangs up his boots for good.

TEAMS:

South Africa

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Trevor Nyakane

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Elrigh Louw, 22 Faf de Klerk, 23 Willie le Roux

Wales

15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar (captain), 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Gareth Thomas

Substitutes: 16 Dewi Lake, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Alun Wyn Jones, 20 Josh Navidi, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Owen Watkin

LIST OF SPRINGBOK TEST CENTURIONS

Lood de Jager (left) and Eben Etzebeth. Photo: SA Rugby website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like

Percy Tau set to stay at Al Ahly

Advertisements For several weeks it’s been reported that