Who is Willie Le Roux: Ten things you should know about the Springboks linebacker
Willy Le Roux has won over 50 caps for him South Africa He was part of the 2019 World Cup winning team.
Here are some facts and stats about the linebacker.
Ten things you should know about Willy Lou Roux
1. Willie Le Roux was born in Stellenbosch on August 18, 1989 and attended Paul Ross High School for Boys, named after the Springboks captain on the 1906-07 European Tour. Alumni include Schalk Brits and Stephen Kitchoff.
2 – Le Roux made his international debut against Italy, in Durban, on 8 June 2013.
South Africa won 44-10 with winger Arno Botta, defending Trevor Nyakan, winger Jan Cerfontaine and Jano Vermak, who won the Springboks’ first games that day.
3. Le Roux was nominated for the 2014 FIFA World Player of the Year alongside New Zealand winger Julian Savia, 8th seed Johnny Sexton of Ireland, Duane Vermeulen and eventual winner All Black lock Brodie Retallick.
He was also the best player in the South African Players Association in 2013.
4. Captain of the World Cup-winning South African national team is college le Roux nicknames “Majaivane”, which translates to “the one who always dances.”
5. He almost got his stellar career connected by anyone else Rasi Erasmus When the latter was a coach at the Stormers and Le Roux went there for the trial from Boland.
“I basically said to him, ‘No, you are not good enough,'” said Erasmus, “and he went to the Panthers instead.”
6. During 2019 Rugby World Cup In Japan, Le Roux played all three of South Africa’s knockout matches due to a shoulder injury he sustained with Peter Steve du Toit during the quarter-final against Japan.
He told Erasmus that he would understand if he would be laid off, but the coach at the time stuck with him.
7. He appeared in his 50th Test in 2018 against New Zealand in Pretoria. The Boks lost the match 32-30.
8. Le Roux joined the Wasps at the beginning of 2017, joining Danny Cipriani, Elliot Daly, Christian Wade and Jimmy Gopperth in a defensive line that helped propel the club to Prime minister Final.
They lost that in extra time against Exeter. Le Roux joined the Japanese club Toyota Verblitz in 2019; He previously played with Canon Eagles.
9. In the 2017-2018 Premier League season, Le Roux was the “King of the Assists” with 21 goals in the league season.
During his time at Wasps, he also paid for a fan, Stephanie Aston, to make a 240-mile round trip from Basildon to the club grounds in Coventry, and took two tickets for her to see him play again for the side, against Worcester.
10. Le Roux’s time at the Wasps was made easier because his old schoolmate Cliffie Hodgson lived in the area and the quarterback stayed with him when he first arrived.
Hodgson played at Coventry and then Broadstreet RFC – where the Wasps set up their training complex. “It made it easy for me to come,” said Le Roux.
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