VIDEO: South Africans in Euro arm-wrestle
WATCH as two South African players look ahead to their arm-wrestle in the European Cup Final at Twickenham on Saturday.
There will be five SA players – four of them Springboks – that will feature in the Final.
Bok loose forward Rynhardt Elstadt, capped twice in 2019 but missing the World Cup cut, spoke about the passion of French teams and what it takes to win the European Cup competition – a feat Toulouse has achieved a record four times: 1996, 2003, 2005 and 2010.
Apart from his two Tests in 2019 – against Australia at Ellispark and Argentina at Loftus Versfeld – he has 50-odd appearances for the Stormers between 2011 and his departure to Stade Toulousain in 2017.
Toulouse’s most valuable and treasured player is World Cup-winning Bok wing Cheslin Kolbe.
Former Junior Bok captain Wiaan Liebenberg will feature for Stade Rochelais in the Final and will have Boks Raymond Rhule and Dillyn Leyds in his corner.
Liebenberg, who is fluent in French, made 30-odd appearances for the Bulls between 2011 and 2015, before heading to France.
He played for 50-odd games for Montpellier between 2015 and 2018, before a brief stint at Béziers.
At the end of 2018, Liebenberg moved to the New Aquitaine region and has 50 caps for La Rochelle.