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Eben Etzebeth's giant frame revealed after jersey rip in scuffle

Eben Etzebeth's giant frame revealed after jersey rip in scuffle
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In a fairly amusing moment during the clash between the Wallabies and Springboks in Brisbane this past weekend, fiery lock Eben Etzebeth had his jersey ripped apart after a scuffle with Wallabies Quade Cooper and Allan Alaatatoa.

It appeared the jersey was already slightly ripped when Cooper – perhaps seeing it as the ‘easiest’ way to restrain Etzebeth – seemingly decided to finish the job.

As things calmed down, referee Nigel Owens let Etzebeth go and replace the torn kit.

At 6ft 8in and 18st, Etzebeth has certainly already cemented his legacy as the next Springbok enforcer. South Africa seeminly has a way of mass-producing menacing fowards and Etzebeth is but the latest in a long line of giants to play for South Africa.

In this match the 24-year-old actually reached the milestone of becoming the youngest player to ever reach 50 Springbok Test caps. It was also his 27th consecutive Test.

He’s usually more than willing to mix it up at any time with opposing players and when donning the jersey of his provincial or regional team, Springbok teammates alike.

Already a cult-figure for his size and strength, moments like these only serve to grow the legend of the giant Springbok. After all, not just anyone can claim 65kg dumbbells to be “unsatisfactory”.

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  • stroudos
    12:41 PM 16/09/2016

    Commentary around 0:35 sounds like an excerpt from the old Twelfth Man CDs! (Anyone here the right vintage to remember them? Billy Birmingham - bloody genius)

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  • heavyhooker
    1:13 PM 15/09/2016

    Hey, Quade, what's with that wimp beard mate? You will have to put more effort into it to match Adam Kleeberger and Ray Barkwill from the Canadian squad...

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  • drg
    12:25 PM 15/09/2016

    Or Quade.... either way..

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  • drg
    8:22 AM 15/09/2016

    Quad looks like a child playing with bubble wrap.... He sees the jersey is ripped and looks more interested in continuing to rip it....

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  • 10stonenumber10
    3:58 PM 14/09/2016

    Cars don't cause global warming, rugby players do. Think of the energy expenditure, farming hours, and food travel miles it takes to build a beast like that, let alone sustain it for 24 years. Now imagine a whole team of them. Save the polar ice caps, support <100kg rugby!

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