Who is the shortest Springbok player?

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In this regard, who is the shortest Springbok rugby player?

At 1.71m and 80kg, Kolbe is one of the smallest players on the international scene.

Similarly, who is the tallest Springbok player 2019? The Wallabies are set to field the tallest player at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan in lock Rory Arnold. At 2.08 metres has two centimetres on the Springboks baby-faced behemoth Lood de Jager.

Also know, who is the smallest rugby player?


Who is the tallest Springbok player?

Andries Bekker

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