Ollie le Roux
|Full name||Andre-Henri le Roux|
|Date of birth||10 May 1973|
|Place of birth||Fort Beaufort, South Africa|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||130 kg (20 st 7 lb; 287 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free State CheetahsEdit
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ollie le Roux". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- Leinster profile
- Profile on ESPNscrum.com
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