8. Jaque Fourie
Jaque Fourie was born 4th of March, 1983 in Carletonville, South Africa. He is best known as a South African rugby union player and for his versatility as a backline player– and his favorite position is at the center. For about 6 or 7 times, he was part of the 2007 Rugby World Cup winning team, where he played outside center. Currently, he plays for the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers in the Top League competition in Japan.
His International debut was on 11 October,2003, during the Rugby world cup at outside center for the Springboks when they took on Uruguay at Subiaco Oval in Perth. And he was excellent, where he scored a try on his debut. During the pool stages, he also played against Georgia, again, scoring another try. In the subsequent World Cup games against Samoa and the All Blacks, he was a reserve.
In June, 2004, he featured again for the Springboks, where he played on the left wing against Ireland. South African actually won 26-17. During that same year, he played three times for Springboks—against England, Scotland and Argentina.
For the better part of 2008 and 2009 series, Fourie sat on the bench, even against the British and Irish Lions; he was back in the starting lineup for the 2009 Tri-Nations campaign, which was won by South Africa. His 50th test match for South Africa was played in a 6-12 defeat to Australia and it took place in Brisbane on the 5th day of September 2009.
Jaque Fourie is among the best rugby players South Africa has ever produced, and his versatility is admired by so many fans. He is indeed a complete athlete that is passionate about the game of Rugby.
Birthday: 4 March 1983
Net Worth: R286 Million ($22 Million)
Training: Rand Afrikaans University