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Os du Randt
Name: Os du Randt
Position: Loose Head Prop
Date of Birth: 08/09/1972
Age: 27
Height: 1,90m
Weight: 130kg
High School: Adelaide Gymnasium
Super 12 Debut: 1997 (Free State)
South Africa: SA Schools 1990; SA XV 1996; SA Player of the Year 1997; World Cup 1995 & 1999
Tests: 39
Test points: 20 points(four tries)
Test debut: versus Argentina (Port Elizabeth, 1994)
Tours: Scotland and Wales 1994; Italy, France and Britain 1997; World Cup 1999

As an under-9 player, with his first touch of the ball, Os knocked on. According to brother Kobus the young boy waved to his parents and didn't see the kick-off was aimed straight at him. Fortunately things picked up from there and last year he was ranked the second best loosehead prop of all time in a survey by the respected Rugby World magazine. Os has surprising speed, agility and ball skills for his beefy frame as well as a soft spot for big hits - as the Rolls Royce of fullbacks Andre Joubert can testify after a try-saving tackle in a Currie Cup match between Free State and Natal a few years ago.