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1. Jan Serfontein
Jan Serfontein is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays as a centre for French Top 14 side Montpellier. He was born on April 15, 1993. He is nicknamed ‘Rocky’ by his teammates.
2. Matfield Victor
Victor Matfield is a South African former rugby union player. He was born on 11 May 1977 – 42 years ago. He played for and captained the South Africa national team as well as the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Bulls franchise in Super Rugby.
He is married to Monja Bekker with whom he has three children – Giselle Matfield, Jaime Matfield, Tassie Matfield.
3. Faf du Plessis
Francois du Plessis is a 35-year-old South African international cricketer and former captain of the South African national cricket team. He is married to Imari Visser. They have a daughter, Amelie du Plessis.
4. Wayne Parnell
Wayne Dillon Parnell is a South African cricketer. He was born on 30 July 1989 (his age: 30). he plays for Worcestershire in English county cricket. He has previously played for Cape Cobras, the Warriors and Eastern Province.
5. Standton Lewis
Stanton Lewis is a retired South African international footballer. He played as a striker for his national team. He is 32 years old (born 3 August 1987).
He also played for the likes of Ajax Amsterdam, Golden Arrows AmaZulu and chippa United during his playing career. He recently called time on his football career.
6. Bernard Parker
Bernard Parker is a South African professional association football midfielder/striker playing for Kaizer Chiefs. He started his football career in 2004. He is married to Wendy Cherry.
7. Chad le Clos
Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos is a South African swimmer who is an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion as well as the commonwealth record holder in the 50 and 100-meter butterfly. He is just 27 years old. He is South Africa’s most decorated Olympian of all time with four medals.
8. Austin Smith
Austin Charles Smith is a South African field hockey player who plays for Dutch club HC Den Bosch and the South African national team as a defender.
He competed for South Africa at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2010 and 2014 Hockey World Cups, and at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. He is 34 years old (born 20 May 1985).
9. Reyaad Pierterse
Reyaad Pierterse is a South African professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the South African national football team and Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns. He celebrated his 28th birthday on 17 February this year.
10. Itumeleng Khune
Itumeleng Isaac Khune is a South African professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League. Due to his skillfulness and goalkeeping abilities, he has earned himself several call ups to be in-between the sticks for many South African national team games. He is the captain of both teams enjoying his services (club and country).