Rugby WAGS: Soon-to-be Mrs Man

The newly engaged Manie Libbok and Verna-lee Arries. Images via Instagram @manielibbok

Rugby WAGS: Soon-to-be Mrs Manie Libbok, Verna-lee Arries [Pics]

Verna-lee Arries, soon-to-be Mrs Manie Libbok, Stomers and Springbok fly-half. The two are high school sweethearts.

Rugby WAGS: Soon-to-be Mrs Man

The newly engaged Manie Libbok and Verna-lee Arries. Images via Instagram @manielibbok

Manie Libbok is one of South Africa’s most celebrated rugby players. He has been making headlines while on the field but this time, it was news about his personal life. He recently got engaged to his high school sweetheart, Verna-lee Arries.

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Verna-lee Arries is a private person who prefers to maintain a low profile away from the limelight. She has not made many appearances in public with her husband-to-be.


Full name Verna-lee Arries
Nickname Vee
Gender Female
Date of birth 29 September
Country of birth South Africa
Zodiac sign Libra
Nationality South African
Ethnicity African
Religion Christianity
Hair colour Black
Eye colour Black
Father Edwin Arries
Sexual orientation Heterosexual
Relationship status Engaged
Spouse Manie Libbok
Social Media accounts Instagram


Vee celebrates her birthday on 29 September so her star sign is Libra. However, her year of birth remains unknown.

Verna-lee Arries’ father is called Edwin Arries, born on 13 April. He is a foreman at George Multifranchise, a car dealership in South Africa. She also has an older brother called Enver Arries, who is also a rugby player.

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She attended Outeniqua High School located in George, South Africa. While in school, she participated in athletics playing netball and was also a dancer. After finishing high school in 2016, she joined Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. She graduated from the university in 2019 with a cum laude.


Vee is currently engaged to Manie Libbok after dating for six years refers to Arries as his “liefi” which means love and “the twinkle of his eye”. Libbok is a South African International rugby union player for the Springboks and Stormers in the United Rugby Championship, as well as Western Province in the Currie Cup.

The two met at Outeniqua High School, where Manie joined in grade 11. They became best friends and started dating officially in June 2016. In an interview with The Insider SA, Vee revealed that they shared the same business class. She added that she was the first to talk to Libbok as he was shy. In addition, she explained that dating a Stormers player is normal to her, but she had to adjust to being in the limelight when he became a Springbok.

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On 1 July 2023, Manie took her to Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery in Cape Town for a picnic. This was when he went down on one knee to ask Arries to become his wife and she said yes!


Vee has been an active Instagram user since her high school days in 2014. Her posts have shared her journey with Libbok since they were best friends, lovers and now engaged. (tramadol) She currently has over 2k followers on the platform.

Verna-lee Arries and Libbok share one of the most romantic love stories in SA rugby. The two have been inseparable since their high school days and loved ones have been waiting for them to tie the knot.