Gurthrö Steenkamp

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Gurthrö Steenkamp
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Full name Gurthrö Garth Steenkamp
Date of birth (1981-06-12) June 12, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 122 kg (269 lb; 19 st 3 lb)
School Paarl Boys' High School
University University of the Free State
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Loosehead Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Toulouse 76 (0)
correct as of 31 January 2015.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
FS Cheetahs
Blue Bulls
correct as of 18 November 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 18 November 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004– South Africa 53 (30)
correct as of 23 November 2014.

Gurthrö Garth Steenkamp (born 12 June 1981 in Paarl) is a South African Rugby union player. He plays loosehead prop. Steenkamp currently plays for Toulouse in the French Top 14. Steenkamp had previously played for the Free State Cheetahs (Currie Cup) the Bulls and the Cats (Super 14). He made his debut for the Springboks in late 2004 against Scotland.[citation needed]

During the 2005 Tri Nations he seemed to have cemented his place in the Springboks with a strong performance against the Wallabies at Ellis Park. A broken hand at the end of the tournament stalled his career for the Springboks. Over the next couple of years he battled with injuries until making a successful return to Super Rugby and the Springboks in 2007. He was selected to represent South Africa at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He also won the 2010 South African player of the year.[citation needed] He also played all five matches for South Africa at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.


South Africa U21
Blue Bulls
South Africa

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