Player's family confused

2010-08-28 00:00

BEES Roux grew up in Prieska in the Northern Cape and before joining the Blue Bulls, he played rugby for the Leopards, Griquas and the Cheetahs.

Roux’s sister, Bettie Roux, speaking from her parents’ Prieska home yesterday, said their other sister, Carien, and the minister were visiting his parents, Philip and Yvonne. “Everything is very confused at this stage,” she said, adding that they did not yet have any plans to assist their brother.

According to the SA Rugby website, Bees Roux, whose first names are Jacobus Stephanus, was born in 1981 in Upington.

He is single, his favourite movie is Top Gun, his favourite music is “good music”, and steak is listed as his favourite food. He weighs 115 kg and is 1,86 m tall.

Roux attended Marlow Agricultural High School in Cradock in the Eastern Cape, a top rugby school that has produced players like Willie Meyer, Jorrie and Chris Kruger, Phillip Smit and Steven Sykes.

Roux studied at the University of Potchefstroom, where he played for the Leopards’ under-21 team and the Leopards.

He played for the Cheetahs and Griquas before being contracted by the Blue Bulls last year.

The highlight of his rugby career to date was when he took the field for the Royal XV against the British and Irish Lions.

His arrest drew a flood of messages from his friends on Facebook.

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