Ex-WP hard man Clifford Etzebeth dies

2018-07-22 18:38

Cape Town - Former Western Province rugby player and renowned wrestler Clifford ‘Cliffie’ Etzebeth died in a car accident outside Cape Town on Sunday.

He was 69.

Etzebeth played as a lock and prop for Western Province in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He was also a prominent wrestler and won world titles in the over 60s categories.

Etzebeth was the uncle of Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth.

'Cliffie' was a legendary figure on the Western Province club rugby scene and represented Police, Villagers and Goodwood.

Condolences poured in on social media for Etzebeth.

Read more on:    wp  |  eben etzebeth  |  cliffie etzebeth  |  cape town  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Who should walk away the winner in the Team of the Year category at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.