Christo Bezuidenhout

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Christo Bezuidenhout
Full nameChristo Johannes Bezuidenhout
Date of birth (1970-05-14) 14 May 1970 (age 48)
Place of birthTenerife, Spain
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight116 kg (256 lb; 18 st 4 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Zwartkop
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Gloucester Rugby
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003 South Africa 4 (0)

Christo Johannes Bezuidenhout (born 14 May 1970) is a Spanish-born former South African international rugby union, that usually played as a prop.


Born on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Spain), where his father worked as a telecommunications engineer.[1] Bezuidenhout debut in the national rugby at Currie Cup in 1994, only to disappear for a few years, apparently to perform agricultural work on the family farm.[1] He reappeared in 1999, when he was contracted by the Bulls in a professional level and the Pumas in the Currie Cup.[1]

He started his career in the South Africa national rugby union team in 33 against New Zealand in the 2003 Tri Nations Series Tournament; A few months later he participated in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia with only 3 appearances, which were his last international.[2]

In 2004 he moved to England to Gloucester for a season,[3] after which he retired from rugby.


External links[edit]

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Christo Bezuidenhout". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  • Christo Bezuidenhout at ESPNscrum
  • Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame profile