Cape Town – South African actress and singer Anlia van Rensburg hastened to social media to celebrate her “soon-to-be husband” Eben Etzebeth after he was awarded SA Rugby’s Player of the Year for 2022.
Anlia took to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon to congratulate her fiance on his achievement, penning a heartwarming message to the Springbok lock.
“Congratulations!” she wrote in the caption of her post.
“SA Rugby Player Of The Year!
“I am extremely proud of you my soon-to-be husband. You are absolutely an inspiration and deserve everything that is beautiful in this life.
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Etzebeth took to the comment section to write, “My trophy is standing next to me❤️”.
This was Etzebeth’s first player of the year award since making his Test debut in 2012. The 31-year-old lock also reached a landmark by making his 100th Test appearance against Wales in July.
“Eben has been a Springbok stalwart for more than a decade and it’s just amazing to see how he keeps getting better with age, playing with maturity and providing valuable leadership to the Springboks,” said Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby.
“The Boks are building on depth and experience with an eye on the Rugby World Cup later this year, and I think they are in a good space under the coaching of Jacques Nienaber and the captaincy of Siya, but Eben’s role can’t be underestimated as he is not only the most experienced member of the squad, but he also sets the example for younger players and was widely regarded as one of the best players on the planet last year.”
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin