Krynauw Otto

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Krynauw Otto (born 8 October 1971[1]) is a former South African professional rugby player.

Otto made his debut for the South African national team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup and went on to play 38 tests.[1]

He was the South African Young Player of the Year in 1993 and a member of the World Cup winning South African team in 1995.[1] He was part of both the 1998 Springbok team that won the Tri-Nations and the Blue Bulls team that won the 1998 Currie Cup.

He retired at the age of 28 after medical examinations revealed a subdural haematoma in the left frontal area of his brain, incurred during a match against Australia national rugby union team.[1][2]


Blue Bulls
South Africa


  1. ^ a b c d "Top 50 Boks: Krynauw Otto". Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ Nel, Brenden (23 August 2000). "Shocked Boks wish Krynauw Otto well". Independent Online. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

External links

  • Krynauw Otto at
  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Krynauw Otto". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 March 2016.

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