Ollie le Roux

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Ollie le Roux
Full name Andre-Henri le Roux
Date of birth (1973-05-10) 10 May 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Fort Beaufort, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 130 kg (20 st 7 lb; 287 lb)
School Grey College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–2003 Sharks ()
2005 Cats 3 (0)
2005–2007 Free State Cheetahs 25 (5)
2006–2007 Cheetahs 20 (5)
2007–2009 Leinster 19 (20)
Correct as of 8 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–2002 South Africa 54 (5)
Correct as of 8 January 2017

Andre-Henri "Ollie" le Roux (born 10 May 1973)[1] is a South African rugby union footballer who played for Leinster in 2008.

Rugby career

Le Roux was born in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. In his professional club rugby career he has played for: the Sharks, Durban, Free State Cheetahs, Cheetahs, Bloemfontein, Leinster and the Stormers. He has also played invitational rugby for the Barbarians.[2]

Le Roux made his international debut for the Springboks against England in 1994 and won 54 Springbok caps. He holds the record as the youngest Prop forward to ever play for South Africa.[citation needed]

He became a crowd favourite on joining Leinster. He was part of their Celtic League success in 2008. Despite Le Roux's large size – 6' (1.8m) and 136 kilograms (or 21 st 7 lbs/ 301 lbs) his work rate around the field is top drawer.[citation needed]


Now retired, the chicken farming entrepreneur recently completed an Ironman triathlon. He lives in Bloemfontein with his wife Mariska and their four daughters Mia, Chloe, Donna and Lisa.[3]




Free State Cheetahs



  1. ^ Ollie Le Roux player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ O'Rielly, Peter (4 November 2007). "Ollie le Roux is hungry for more". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "LEGENDS OF LEINSTER - OLLIE LE ROUX..." 31 October 2013. 

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ollie le Roux". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  • Leinster profile
  • Profile on ESPNscrum.com

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