Based in the Western Cape, Kobus Wiese played in the South African provincial Currie Cup for the Golden Lions (formerly called the Transvaal). Kobus Wiese shot to stardom while playing for the World Cup winning Springboks in 1995. His brilliant play at that time was due to the vast amount of experience gained whilst playing for Boland, Western Transvaal and Gauteng.
He also toured internationally with the Springboks to Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, England and many more countries between 1993 and 1995. Kobus Wiese is also a sought-after speaker, using his experiences on the field to demonstrate how motivation and team spirit are essential to any kind of success.
He is now owner of a chain of cafés and CEO of a coffee-roasting factory in Johannesburg, as well as a consultant and TV presenter. Kobus Wiese is also a sought-after speaker, using his experiences on the field to demonstrate how motivation and team spirit are essential to any kind of success.
In the world of business, Kobus Wiese is a highly regarded coffee ‘baron, having pioneered the Wiesenhof chain of coffee shops. On the rugby field, he has left many an opposition player quaking in his boots. But in reality, I am assured that off, the field, he is a gentle giant!
He played his first test for the Springboks on 26 June 1993 against France (drew 20-20). He won his last cap for the Springboks on 15 December 1996 against Wales (won 37-20).
- Winner of the Currie Cup 1993, 1994
- Finalist in the Currie Cup 1991, 1992
- Winner of Super 10 in 1993
With the Springboks
- 18 caps
- 1 try (5 points)
- Selections by season : 1 in 1993, 9 in 1995, 8 in 1996
1995 : World Champions, 5 selections (vs. Romania, Canada, Samoa, France, All Blacks
- Western Transvaal
- Transvaal and lions 135 games
- SA Barbarians
- SA Colleges
- SA XV
- Springboks 35 games
- Played in 5 Currie Cup finals, won 2
- Played in 4 Lion Cup finals, won 3
- Played 2 Super Rugby finals and won 1
- Played in Italy and France for clubs
- Toured Italy, France, Argentina, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia with the Springboks
- Toured Tonga, Fiji and Somoa with Barbarian
Rugby Commentator | M-Net Supersport 1998 – present
Owner | Wiesenhof Coffees 1996 – present