The Seattle Seawolves signed Rhyno Herbst for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old lock (25 in July) is 6’6″ and 265 lbs.
Rhyno is from Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa, and attended Monument High School. He played rugby while there, as well as playing age-grade rugby from 2012-2017 with the Golden Lions. IN 2015 he played for the U19s and the following year for the U21s, as well as being part of the Junior Boks Training Squad.
In 2017 he played with the Witwatersrand Varsity Cup team and his performance led to playing with the Golden Lions XV Currie Cup team, making his debut against the Pumas.
In 2018 he progressed to the Lions Super Rugby team, making his debut against the Stormers. Since then, he has played for the Golden Lions XV in the Currie Cup, as well as for the Lions.
In 2020 he also enjoyed a significant personal event in getting married to his wife Boudine.
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“I am extremely excited to see what this period of my life holds,” said Herbst. “And to be sharing it with the Seawolves makes me even more excited.”The 24-year-old brings years of professional experience, height in the line out, and plenty of potential to the Seawolves.