Tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do for a living and what are you interests?  

I play rugby for a living and when I'm not doing that, I like going to the West Coast and spend some time there. I love the outdoors.

What is your personal motivation for achieving and maintaining your physique? 

Well for me it's quite simple, if I don't, I won't be playing on weekends.  Rugby is a very competitive sport and if you don't look after your body, you'll be exposed on the field and eventually the coach won't pick you anymore. 

How important are supplements in your eating plan? 

It's very important, we do lots of physical activities during the week leading up to a game. To assist your body to recover and get the necessary protein it needs, it's important to get the right supplements into your system. 

What does your Evox Advanced Nutrition daily supplement plan look like?

- Evox Synergy Protein MP-5
- Evox Ultra-Pure L-Glutamine 
- Evox BCAA Stack 
- Vitamin C
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium 

Do you do any other sport or activities outside of the gym?  

Besides rugby that's my profession, I like water sports and playing a little bit of soccer whenever there's a ball close by.

What training tips do you think are most relevant to guys?  

I think to always try and improve in every session, because if you don't, you are wasting your time.

What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you? 

There's 2 things I can think of now and that's hard work will always beat talent if talent doesn't work hard enough and if the dream is big enough, the facts doesn't count.

Quick facts:

Favourite music to train to? Tiesto

Favourite form of cardio? Rowing and Watt Bike

Favourite cheat meal?   KFC

What do you do to relax? I love going to the West Coast.

Competitive achievements:

  • Currie Cup Champions 2012
  • Young Player of the Year 2012/2013
  • IRB Player of the Year Nominee 2013
  • SA Rugby Player of the Year Nominee 2012/2013/2015/2016
  • World Cup Bronze Medal 2015

How can fans make contact with you? 

Eben Etzebeth (Facebook)

@EbenEtzebeth (Twitter)

@ebenetzebeth4  (Instagram)

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