Andre-Henri "Ollie" le Roux (born 10 May 1973)[1] is a South African rugby union footballer who played for Leinster in 2008.

Ollie le Roux
Full nameAndre-Henri le Roux
Date of birth (1973-05-10) 10 May 1973 (age 46)
Place of birthFort Beaufort, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight130 kg (20 st 7 lb; 287 lb)
SchoolGrey College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–2003 Sharks ()
2005 Cats 3 (0)
2005–2007 Free State Cheetahs 25 (5)
2006–2007 Cheetahs 20 (5)
2007–2009 Leinster 19 (20)
Correct as of 8 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–2002 South Africa 54 (5)
Correct as of 8 January 2017

Rugby careerEdit

Le Roux was born in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. In his professional club rugby career he has played for: the Sharks, Durban, Free State Cheetahs, Cheetahs, Bloemfontein, Leinster and the Stormers. He has also played invitational rugby for the Barbarians.[2]

Le Roux made his international debut for the Springboks against England in 1994 and won 54 Springbok caps. He holds the record as the youngest prop forward to ever play for South Africa.[citation needed]

He became a crowd favourite on joining Leinster. He was part of their Celtic League success in 2008. Despite Le Roux's large size – 6' (1.8m) and 136 kilograms (or 21 st 7 lbs/ 301 lbs) his work rate around the field is top drawer.[citation needed]

RetirementEdit

Now retired, the chicken farming entrepreneur recently completed an Ironman triathlon. He lives in Bloemfontein with his wife Mariska and their four daughters Mia, Chloe, Donna and Lisa.[3]

HonoursEdit

SpringboksEdit

SharksEdit

Free State CheetahsEdit

LeinsterEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ollie Le Roux player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ O'Rielly, Peter (4 November 2007). "Ollie le Roux is hungry for more". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  3. ^ "LEGENDS OF LEINSTER - OLLIE LE ROUX..." 31 October 2013.

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