Kobus Wiese

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Kobus Wiese
Birth name Jakobus Johannes Wiese
Date of birth (1964-05-16) May 16, 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 125 kg (19 st 10 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988 - 1996 Golden Lions 135 (105)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993 - 1996 South Africa 18 (5)

Jakobus Johannes Wiese, better known as Kobus Wiese, born 16 May 1964 in Paarl (South Africa), is a former South African rugby union player who played at lock for the South Africa national rugby union team between 1993 and 1996.

He played in the South African provincial Currie Cup for the Golden Lions (former team of the Transvaal).

He was part of the winning squad of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. He received a three match ban for punching and knocking out Derwyn Jones of Wales in the 40-11 win in 1995. Jones was a major line out threat and was knocked cold by a punch from behind in the fourth minute of the match. Kobus scored a try in a match but received a 30-day ban and a 50,000 Rand fine.[2] A clip of the punch can be seen here

He is now owner of a chain of cafés and CEO of a coffee-roasting factory in Johannesburg, as well as a consultant and TV sports presenter.


Province and club[edit]


He played his first test for the Springboks on 26 June 1993 against France (drew 20-20). He won his last cap for the Springboks on 15 December 1996 against Wales (won 37-20).



With the Springboks[edit]

  • 18 caps
  • 1 try (5 points)
  • Selections by season : 1 in 1993, 9 in 1995, 8 in 1996.

World Cup[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Kobus Wiese". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Cole, Robert (4 September 1995). "Wiese to pay the price of ill discipline". The Independent. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  3. ^ The club was named Transvaal until 1996

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