Rugby World Cup 1995: Where are they now – Hennie le Roux
The Springboks unforgettably won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil – now 28 years ago. FOR THE LATEST RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023 NEWS VISIT THE SA PEOPLE WEBSITE The SAPeople website takes a look at what has happened to the heroic starting Springbok XV that memorable day at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, continuing with inside centre Hennie le […]
The Springboks unforgettably won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil – now 28 years ago.
The SAPeople website takes a look at what has happened to the heroic starting Springbok XV that memorable day at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, continuing with inside centre Hennie le Roux.
Hendrik Pieter le Roux was born on 10 July 1967 in Grahamstown, making him 55 years old at the time of publishing.
Le Roux played 27 Tests in total for the Springboks scoring 34 points thanks to four tries, one conversion and four penalties.
He was on the winning side in 20 Tests, while losing five and drawing two for win percentage of 78%.
Le Roux made his debut against France in Durban in June 1993 and played his final Test against Wales in Cardiff in December 1996.
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Le Roux featured in all six of the Springboks’ matches during the 1995 World Cup and his centre partnership with Japie Mulder is credited with helping to shackle the All Blacks in the final.
He played much of his early rugby at flyhalf – including three of his appearances at the 1995 tournament – before switching to inside centre for the latter stages of his career.
A multiple Currie Cup winner with the Lions, he finally called it a day in 2000.
Le Roux was a founding member of SARPA – the South African Rugby Players’ Association – in 1998 which he presided over until 2008.
He established a range of other companies in the years that followed, but spends most of his time at Crown River Safari, his luxury lodge on Medbury Farm outside Grahamstown.
He has numerous other business interests, one of which is Unite SA which he co-founded in 2019.
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