Former Springbok captain, Corné Krige made his Western Province debut in 1996 and eventually went on to captain the side, leading the team to back-to-back Absa Currie Cup titles in 2000 and 2001. he captained his high school, every single WP representative side from Under-13 to senior level, as well as the Stormers and finally the pinnacle of his career, the Springboks.
Corné was nicknamed ‘Captain Courageous’ for his ability to play on despite his injuries. Krige’s Test debut came in 1999 after recovering from career-threatening knee and hand injuries.
He captained the Springboks on his test debut in a 101–0 victory over Italy in Durban. Krige appeared in 39 tests for South Africa, became the full-time captain in 2002 and captained the Boks 18 times in all, before his international retirement in January 2004.
He now has his own company called CK Outdoor and they specialise in outdoor advertising. Corné has also started Oncon Advertising which focuses on branding in over a thousand taverns in various townships around South Africa. He lives in Melkbosstrand with his wife and three kids.
Corne did not hesitate when we asked him to become one of our ambassadors. The man is all heart and we are proud to be associated with him.