Rugby Championship

Etzebeth youngest Bok to 50-Test milestone

2016-09-07 14:53
Eben Etzebeth (Photo supplied)

Cape Town - Lock Eben Etzebeth is set to become the youngest Springbok to reach the 50-Test milestone when he faces the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 12:05 (SA time).

Etzebeth, 24, made his Test debut at the age of 20 against England in Durban in 2012 and has since established himself as the Springboks' first-choice No 4.

Wales' George North is the current record holder for the youngest player to 50 Tests when he achieved the feat ages 22 and 322 days.

To commemorate the occasion, Etzebeth’s sponsors have created a specially embroidered yellow GEL-Lethal Scrum boots for him to wear during the match.

"Being the youngest Springbok to reach 50 caps speaks volumes of the hard work that Eben puts in both on and off the field. Achievements such as these don't come from simply wanting them. Eben has shown in his desire and hunger to achieve and perform that he wants it more and we expect him to reach even greater heights in the future", says Sarah Mundy, ASICS South Africa Marketing Manager.

The Springbok team to play the Wallabies will be announced at 19:00 (SA time) on Wednesday.

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