Famous Rugby Players from South Africa

List of notable or famous rugby players from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top rugby players born in South Africa and even some popular rugby players who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African rugby players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rugby players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rugby player from South Africa is included when available.

This is a list that includes people like Akona Ndungane and Odwa Ndungane.

This historic rugby players from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African rugby players of note?" and "Who are the most famous rugby players from South Africa?" These prominent rugby players of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African rugby players.

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  • David Pocock (born 23 April 1988) is a Zimbabwe born Australian rugby union player. He is an openside flanker, vice captain of the Brumbies. Pocock represents the Wallabies in international ...more
  • Eben Etzebeth is a South African international rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Stormers in Super Rugby and for Western Province in the Currie Cup. His regular playing position is ...more
  • Morné Steyn (born 11 July 1984, in Cape Town) is a South African rugby union player who plays at the Flyhalf position. He plays at number 10 for the Springboks internationally, as well as for Stade ...more
  • Bryan Gary Habana OIS (born 12 June 1983) is a South African former rugby union player who played as a wing. He most recently played for Toulon in the French Top 14 competition, and for the South ...more
  • Tim Whitehead

    Age: 35
    Timothy John Whitehead is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Eastern Province Kings. His regular position is centre.
  • Willem Schalk Alberts (born 11 May 1984) is a professional rugby union player who currently plays for Stade Français in the French Top 14 competition. He previously played for the Lions and the  ...more