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.
|Birth name||Gurthrö Garth Steenkamp|
|Date of birth||June 12, 1981|
|Place of birth||Paarl, South Africa|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||122 kg (269 lb; 19 st 3 lb)|
|School||Paarl Boys' High School|
|University||University of the Free State|
|Rugby union career|
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. He also played all five matches for South Africa at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
- South Africa Under-21
- U-21 World Cup: 2002
- Mafika (2010-11-02). "Steenkamp: SA rugby player of the year". Brand South Africa. Retrieved 2019-06-05.