Balie Swart

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Izak Stephanus de Villiers Swart (born Malmesbury, 18 May 1964), known as Balie Swart, is a former South African rugby union footballer. He played as a prop.

He played for Transvaal, now Golden Lions, until 1999. He had 16 caps for South Africa, from 1993 to 1996, never scoring. He was a member of the winning team at the 1995 World Cup finals, where he played in four games, including the 15-12 win at the final with the All Blacks. He played also at the first edition of the Tri Nations, in 1996.

After ending his player career, in 1999, he became a coach. He was assistant coach to Ebbw Vale, in Wales, and of Sale Sharks, in England. He's currently in charge of the formation centre of Sale Sharks.

External links

  • Balie Swart International Statistics

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