The Seattle Seawolves has Rhyno Herbst returning for the second year of a three-year contract that goes through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old lock is 6’6″ and 260 lbs.
Rhyno started 18 matches and scored one try for the Seawolves in 2022, and helped the team advance to the MLR Shield Championship. He played 936 minutes in 12 starts with the Seawolves in 2021 and scored 3 tries.
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 by getting married to his wife Boudine.