Jakobus Johannes "Kobus" Wiese (born 16 May 1964) is a former South African rugby union player who played at lock for the South Africa national rugby union team between 1993 and 1996. He was a specialist number 2 jumper in the lineout, and rampant in the tight loose and loose.(Sports Deck trading card 1994 issue, card no 08)
|Birth name||Jakobus Johannes Wiese|
|Date of birth||16 May 1964|
|Place of birth||Paarl, South Africa|
|Height||1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||125 kg (19 st 10 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
He played in the South African provincial Currie Cup for the Golden Lions (formerly known as "Transvaal"), in what is considered the strongest side ever fielded by the province. The 1993 side won the Super 10, Lion Cup and Currie Cup.(Edward Griffiths, 1997. "Kitch - Triumph of a Decent Man". CAB publishers. Cape Town. p 57)
Wiese made his debut for the Springboks in the first test against France in 1993, which ended in a 20-all draw. He lost his test place after this, returning against Samoa before the 1995 World Cup.
He was part of the winning squad of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
He received a three match ban for punching and knocking unconscious Derwyn Jones of Wales in the 40-11 win in 1995. Jones was a major line out threat and was rendered unconscious by a punch from behind in the fourth minute of the match. Kobus scored a try in a match but received a 30-day ban and a 50,000 Rand fine.
Province and clubEdit
- Boland Cavaliers 1985 (12 matches)
- Western Transvaal (18 matches)
- Golden Lions[a] 1988–1996 (21 tries, 135 matches)
- Cats 1998
- Petrarca Padova Rugby
He played his first test for the Springboks on 26 June 1993 against France (drew 20-20). He won his last cap for the Springboks on 15 December 1996 against Wales (won 37-20). Wiese has a unique distinction as he never played in a losing Springbok side when he made the first XV.
- Winner of the Currie Cup 1993, 1994
- Finalist in the Currie Cup 1991, 1992
- Winner of Super 10 in 1993
With the SpringboksEdit
- 18 caps (15 won, 1 draw, 2 losses)
- 1 try (5 points)
- Selections by season : 1 in 1993, 9 in 1995, 8 in 1996.
- The club was named Transvaal until 1996