Ex-WP hard man Clifford Etzebeth dies

Cape Town - Former Western Province rugby player and renowned wrestler Clifford ‘Cliffie’ Etzebeth died in a car accident outside Cape Town on Sunday.

He was 69.

Etzebeth played as a lock and prop for Western Province in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He was also a prominent wrestler and won world titles in the over 60s categories.

Etzebeth was the uncle of Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth.

'Cliffie' was a legendary figure on the Western Province club rugby scene and represented Police, Villagers and Goodwood.

Condolences poured in on social media for Etzebeth.

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