Meet the fabulous wives and girlfriends of the Springboks squad

Behind every successful man is a just as successful woman!


We will likely remember the 2019 Rugby World Cup final for years to come. The special moments included Mapimpi and Kolbe’s tries, Siya Kolisi lifting up the cup, Faf’s underpants. But one of the sweetest moments was when the Springboks’ wives and girlfriends, as well as their kids, joined them on the field.

So let’s look at the amazing wives and girlfriends that support our Springboks:

The wives and girlfriends of the Springbok rugby players

1.Rachel Kolisi (wife of Springbok captain and loose forward, Siya Kolisi)

Rachel is one of the owners of RISE, a fitness company that runs inspirational events around South Africa for women.

2. Kuziva Mtawarira (wife of prop Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira)

Kuziva studied psychology, and the pair have two children – Talumba and Wangu.

3. Aimee Kitshoff (wife of prop Steven Kitshoff)

According to her Instagram account, Aimee enjoys wake-boarding, horse riding and travelling.

4. Kirsten Grant (girlfriend of hooker Malcolm Marx)

Kirsten is a medical doctor as well as a  keen amateur chef who loves making delicious meals (according to her Instagram).

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Shibuya walks✔️

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5. Anastacia Mbonambi (wife of hooker Bongi Mbonambi)

Anastacia is a make-up artist who has worked many weddings. Check out her business Instagram account.

6. Colinda Brits (wife of hooker Schalk Brits)

Colinda is a solicitor and the pair have three sons together.

7. Gavaza Nyakane (wife of prop, Trevor Nyakane)

The two welcomed their first child, Skylar just a few weeks ago.

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Ready for the wedding….. #IvanWedsTanya ??

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8. Elaine du Toit (wife of prop Thomas du Toit)

The couple got married at the end of 2018.

9. Jandre Koch (wife of prop Vincent Koch)

The two got married in June 2016 and currently live in London, England.

10. Ingrid van Huyssteen (girlfriend of prop Frans Malherbe)

Ingrid works as a Creative Account Manager at Lark Haus, a digital creative agency in the Winelands.

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11. Saskia Redelinghuys (girlfriend of l0ck RG Snyman)

Saskia is a tax honours graduate. RG and Saskia got engaged in April 2019.

12. Juan-Ri Mostert (wife of lock Franco Mostert)

Juan-Ri has a stunning blog about her life as a wife, mother and traveller, called Everything Mostert.

13. Ashley Rothman (girlfriend of Eben Etzebeth)

Ashley is a model and works as a social media manager at Beauty Pass.

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Last adventure before the typhoon ??? #japan

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14. Constance de Jager (wife of lock, Lood de Jager)

The two got married in January 2017.

15. Willemien Du Toit (wife of loose forward, Pieter-Steph Du Toit)

Willemien is a physiotherapist and the couple has one child together.

16. Sarah Louw (wife of loose forward Francois Louw)

Sarah runs a blog called Turmeric&Tulle (which she last posted on in 2016) and the pair got married in 2013.

17. Ilke Smith (wife of loose forward Kwagga Smith)

The couple met while they were still in high school and got married in December 2017.

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Blessed ??

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18. Ezél Vermeulen (wife of loose forward, Duane Vermeulen)

Ezél is a dance teacher at Dance Mouse. The couple wed in 2012 and have two sons together.

19. Mine van Niekerk (girlfriend of scrum-half, Faf de Klerk)

Mine makes her coin as a pharmacist.

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The Magic Namib Desert??

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20. Frances Reinach (wife of scrum-half, Cobus Reinach)

Frances and Cobus welcomed their first baby boy, Righardt in March.

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Luckiest ?❤?

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21. Kelsey Thomas (girlfriend of scrum half Herschel Jantjies)

Kelsey is a Stellenbosch University graduate.

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He said I was the one since day 1 ?

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22. Iva Ristic (girlfriend of fly-half, Elton Jantjies)

Iva and Elton have three children together and got engaged in August 2019.

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Craving a holiday right now ???

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23. Marise Pollard (wife of fly-half, Handre Pollard)

Marise is an ambassador for Gary Rom Hairdressing in the Mall of Africa and an athlete.

24. Mia du Toit (girlfriend of fly-half, Damian Willemse)

Mia is studying accounting and describes herself as a feminist, woman rights activist and traveller. She blogs at Girl Globe.

25. Layla Kolbe (wife of wing, Cheslin Kolbe)

Layla is a BCOM Accounting graduate and the couple share a daughter named Kylah.

26. Linca Steyn (wife of centre, Frans Steyn)

The couple got married in 2012 and the pair have three children.

27. Hope Mortimer (girlfriend of centre, Jesse Kriel)

Hope graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in accounting, and according to her LinkedIn account is a trainee at Investec.

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A few unreal days in KZN ✌?☀️

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28. Melanie Msibi (girlfriend of wing, Sbu Nkosi)

Melanie has her own YouTube page and is a student at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

29. Holly Clare Nichol (girlfriend of full-back, Willie le Roux)

The couple has been together for a while and she is always cheering him on.

30. Domenica Vigliotti (girlfriend of centre, Damian De Allende)

Domenica is a make-up artist for Luminary Artistry.

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