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Gurthrö Steenkamp

Gurthrö Garth Steenkamp (born 12 June 1981 in Paarl) is a former South African Rugby union player. He plays loosehead prop. Steenkamp had previously played for the Free State Cheetahs (Currie Cup) the Bulls and the Cats (Super 14). He made his debut for the Springboks in late 2004 against Scotland.[citation needed]

Gurthrö Steenkamp
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Birth nameGurthrö Garth Steenkamp
Date of birth (1981-06-12) June 12, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birthPaarl, South Africa
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight122 kg (269 lb; 19 st 3 lb)
SchoolPaarl Boys' High School
UniversityUniversity of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2017
2017–2018
Toulouse
Stade Français
128
10
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 2 February 2018
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2004
2005–2012
Free State Cheetahs
Blue Bulls
23
21
(10)
(25)
Correct as of 18 November 2012
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004
2005–2010
Cats
Bulls
9
60
(5)
(5)
Correct as of 18 November 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2014 South Africa 53 (30)
Correct as of 23 November 2014

During the 2005 Tri Nations he seemed to have cemented his place in the Springboks with a strong performance against the Wallabies at Ellis Park. A broken hand at the end of the tournament stalled his career for the Springboks. Over the next couple of years he battled with injuries until making a successful return to Super Rugby and the Springboks in 2007. He was selected to represent South Africa at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He also won the 2010 South African player of the year.[1] He also played all five matches for South Africa at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mafika (2010-11-02). "Steenkamp: SA rugby player of the year". Brand South Africa. Retrieved 2019-06-05.

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