On 28 July 2012, Springbok hardman Eben Etzebeth showcased his immense bodily power by charging via Bismarck du Plessis in a Tremendous Rugby conflict at Newlands.
With Bakkies Botha’s profession winding down, the Boks had been searching for a brand new enforcer and alongside got here 20-year-old Etzebeth, who helped the Stormers attain the Tremendous Rugby semi-finals in his breakout season.
The towering lock introduced himself to the world when he got here up in opposition to Du Plessis, who was in his prime for the Boks and Sharks.
Within the opening minutes of the sport, Etzebeth bought the ball in midfield with Du Plessis urgent to make the deal with, however the hard-charging lock bounced the famend hooker in a career-defining conflict of two Bok titans.
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