Rugby ATL added Wilkus Groenewald for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old tighthead prop is 6’1″ and 245 lbs.
Wilkus is from Somerset West, South Africa, and attended Paarl Boys’ High School where he played rugby, as well as track and field, throwing the discus, shot put, and hammer throw. He also played with the Stellenbosch Maties since 2017.
In 2017 Wilkus played for the South Africa U20s in winning the World U20s Championship. During 2017-2018 he played for the Western Province Rugby Union Stormers, in 2019 for the Boland Cavaliers, and the Leopards in the Currie Cup, and the Rugby Challenge. During the 2019-2020 season, he played with the Pumas in the Currie Cup.