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Where is Springbok Bobby Skinstad now?
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Where is ex-Springbok Bobby Skinstad today?

Former Springboks captain Bobby Skinstad has enjoyed tremendous success both on and off the rugby field. A look at what he’s up to today.

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Where is Springbok Bobby Skinstad now?
Images via William West, AFP

Bob Skinstad represented no fewer than three South African Super Rugby teams – as well as the Springboks – during his playing days.

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But what is the now 47-year-old up to today?

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Skinstad, who born in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, pursued rugby as a young schoolboy in KwaZulu-Natal where he was educated at Hilton College.

His university studies took him to Stellenbosch University where he captained the Maties 1st side.

He would later play provincially for the Stormers, Cats and Sharks.

During his rugby career, which began in the late 1990s, Skinstad won three Currie Cup titles with Western Province (1997, 2000, 2001) as well as the Tri-Nations (now Rugby Championship) in 1998.

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Skinstad emigrated to the United Kingdom in 2004 where he played for Newport RFC and Richmond.

He has also represented the famed Barbarians.

Former Springbok Bob Skinstad Stormers
Former Springbok Bob Skinstad. Photo: Twitter: @bobskinstad

In 2007 in France, Skinstad was memorably part of the Springbok squad that won the Rugby World Cup title under captain John Smit.

Skinstad made 42 Test match appearances for South Africa, scoring 11 tries.

He hung up his boots in November 2007.

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Where is Bobby Skinstad now?

Like many retired sportsmen and women, Skinstad became a sports presenter, offering expert commentary both in-studio and pitch-side.

He’s a husband and father. Skinstad married Debbie Wolff in 2004. The couple have four children together and are based in London.

According to his LinkedIn page, Skinstad has transitioned from a professional rugby player into a number of other fields, including entrepreneur, advisor/consultant, pundit and public speaker.

He has founded several business ventures, including a sports management company and was the co-founder of the popular Cape Town 10s.

In mid-2023 Skinstad became a partner in UK consulting firm Elixirr.

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