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Eben Etzebeth breaks Bryan Habana’s “youngest” centurion record in the springbok test

Just Etzebeth will be exactly that seventh to reach players 100 test milestone for the springbok in Cape Town on Saturday 16 July.

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Etzebeth also becomes a youngest of the selected group Bryan Habanas recording from 191 days.

Etzebeth was also the youngest springbok to complete 50 tests in the green and gold jersey.

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SPRINGBOK TESTING CENTURIONS

Eben Etzebeth – 30 years, 260 days

Bryan Habana – 31 years, 86 days

John Smith – 32 years, 140 days

Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira – 32 years, 319 days

Victor Matfield – 33 years, 109 days

Jean de Villers – 33 years, 201 days

Percy Montgomery – 34 years, 155 days

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From those who have managed the feat to date, only twoVictor Matfield and Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira – celebrated their 100th test with a win.

All Percy Montgomery, john smith, Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers ended up on the losing side.

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Eben Etzebeth will have the honor of taking on his team-mates for the third and final test at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday Wales.

The series is stuck at 1-1.

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Not far behind Etzebeth – that is, when she runs onto the field – will be the hooker Bongi Mbonambi who will play his 50th Test for the Springboks.

Kick-off is planned 17:05.

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Still only 30 years old, Etzebeth still has a lot of rugby to offer and should move up the list before he hangs up his boots for good.

TEAMS:

South Africa

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Trevor Nyakane

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Elrigh Louw, 22 Faf de Klerk, 23 Willie le Roux

Wales

15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar (Captain), 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Gareth Thomas

Substitutes: 16 Dewi Lake, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Alun Wyn Jones, 20 Josh Navidi, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Owen Watkin

LIST OF SPRINGBOK TEST CENTURIONS

Lood de Jager (left) and Eben Etzebeth. Photo: SA Rugby website

Eben Etzebeth breaks Bryan Habana’s “youngest” centurion record in the springbok test

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