Kobus Wiese was among the best SARU players (South Africa national rugby union) between 1993 and 1996. He was part of the Springboks team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Moreover, the player toured New Zealand, Australia, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and more countries between 1993 and 1995 under Springboks. Did you know that Kobus Wiese trained as a professional teacher? However, destiny led him into rugby and made him an international household name.
He also took up multiple jobs, including radio and television broadcasting, and made lucrative business investments after retiring from his sports career. South Africans are worried about his wellbeing after a series of tragedies hitting the 1995 Springbok's World Cup-winning team members in recent years and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What happened to Kobus Wiese? The HOT 91.9FM radio presenter, John Walland, announced the sudden Kobus Wiese illness today. He stated that the player was rushed and admitted to Mediclinic's Panorama hospital in Cape Town yesterday after suffering from a heart attack.
Kobus Wiese profile summary
- Full name: Jakobus Johannes Wiese
- Famous as: Kobus Wiese
- Date of birth: 16th May 1964
- Place of birth: Paarl, South Africa
- Age: 56 years old as of 2020
- Career: Former rugby player, entrepreneur, media personality, and motivational speaker
- Nationality: South African
- Marital status: Married
- Height: 6 feet 6 inches
- Kobus Wiese Twitter: @4KobusWiese
Kobus Wiese biography
What is Kobus Wiese age? The 56-years-old Jakobus Johannes Wiese celebrates his birthday on 16th May. He was born in 1964 in Paarl, South Africa, and got a teaching diploma from Paarl's Goudstad Onderwys college. Is Kobus Wiese married? Yes, he is married. Kobus Wiese wife is called Belinda Wiese.
The player's career
Before joining Springboks, he gained experience from the 128 matches he played for the Transvaal/Golden Lions rugby team in Gauteng. He succeeded Golden Lion's captain, Francois Pienaar, when the latter left the country. Kobus Wiese height is 6 feet 6 inches, which is an ideal body size for playing rugby.
Kobus Wiese is the CEO of a Johannesburg-based coffee-roasting factory and owns a chain of cafés in the same city. The player went into the coffee business because of his passion for a cup of coffee. Moreover, Wiese is a business consultant, motivational speaker, and TV presenter.
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Kobus Wiese heart attack illness
South Africans are praying they do not lose the legend. It hurts losing 1995 Springboks players who should be mentoring upcoming rugby stars. Kobus' best friend and former Springboks player named Toks van Der Linde stayed in contact with his wife for updates about his condition, while the doctors rectified a narrowed artery. The player is out of danger but is still under the doctors' strict observation.
What happened to the 1995 Springbok players?
Some of his teammates who are no longer alive include Flanker Ruben Kruger. He died of a long-term brain tumor in 2010. A motor neuron disease killed Joost van der Westhuizen in 2017, and Chester Williams and James Small died in 2019 because of a heart attack.
Is Cobus Wiese related to Kobus Wiese?
In 2016, the 19-year-old Cobus Wiese gave an outstanding performance while playing for the Stormers' u-20 team. Rugby fans thought he was named after the legend. Is he Kobus Wiese son? Since the duo have never publicly affirmed whether they are blood-related or not, people treat this as a mere names' coincidence. Cobus' younger brother, Jasper Wiese, is a first-class SARU player.
Kobus Wiese home
The player's mansion at Shelley Point, West Coast, is located in an exclusive golfing estate and faces the sea. In 2008, Shelley Point residents accused him of extending his home's fence onto the area's coastal public land. Claims that he intentionally wanted to grab the "gold mine" turned out to be false.
Why is Kobus Wiese not on SuperSport?
Kobus worked with Ethiene Reynecke on SuperSport as SuperRugby's commentators, one of the most-watched Afrikaans rugby programs in South Africa. Outraged Afrikaans rugby fans expressed their displeasure about Wiese's absence on one of SuperRugby's February 2020 sessions. Wagga Boucher explained that there were changes in all the SuperSport's rugby programs.
Kobus Wiese is a man of the people. He makes thousands of South Africans love and support local rugby teams. Moreover, his life inspires uprising rugby players to achieve more than his accomplishments. South Africans love him to death and wish him a quick recovery.
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