De Wet Barry

De Wet Barry (born 24 June 1978 in Ceres, Western Cape) is a South African former rugby union footballer who played 38 test matches for the South Africa (the Springboks).

De Wet Barry
Full nameDe Wet Barry
Date of birth (1978-06-24) 24 June 1978 (age 44)
Place of birthCeres, Western Cape, South Africa
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb; 14 st 11 lb)
SchoolPaarl Gimnasium
UniversityCape Technikon
Notable relative(s)Marnus Labuschage (Nephew)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–2007 Western Province 78 (?)
1999–2007 Stormers 78 (?)
2007–2009 Harlequins 13 (10)
2009–2011 Eastern Province Kings 29 (35)
Correct as of 19 January 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2006 South Africa 39 (15)
Correct as of 23 January 2012

In 2000, Barry made his Springbok debut against Canada in East London. Barry had a reputation as a brutal defender and hard, straight running centre, this saw him become a key member of the Springbok squad in 2004. Barry captained the Stormers in the 2006 Super 14 season. Following the 2007 Currie Cup, Barry joined Harlequin F.C. of the Premiership Rugby.[1] In July 2009 he signed up to join Eastern Province Kings in the Currie Cup.

In January 2012, Barry announced his retirement. Initially, Barry took up a role of defensive coach at the Eastern Province Kings.[2] However, he left at the end of 2013.[3]



  1. ^ "Barry makes Quins switch". 21 May 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ "De Wet Barry calls it a day". 19 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Kings gaan by klubs haker soek". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.