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Manie Libbok is a South African rugby union player. He plays internationally for the Springboks, as well as for the S tormers in the United Rugby Championship and Western Province in the Currie Cup. He is a utility back who can play as a fullback, fly-half, winger, or center.
Immanuel Libbok was born on July 15, 1997 (age 26 years) in Humansdorp, South Africa. He is the son of South African parents. He attended HTS Daniël Pienaar in Uitenhage, and earned his first provincial selection in 2013, representing Eastern Province at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week, scoring tries in matches against the Blue Bulls and the Golden Lions.
Libbok moved to George in 2014, where he attended Hoërskool Outeniqua. He represented the George-based SWD Eagles at the premier South African high schools rugby union tournament, the Under-18 Craven Week, in both 2014 and 2015. In the first match at the 2015 tournament held in Stellenbosch, Libbok scored two tries, four conversions, and one penalty for a personal points haul of 21 points in his side’s 31–41 defeat to former side Eastern Province.
He followed this up with a try and four conversions against the Golden Lions and a third try and two conversions against KwaZulu-Natal in their final match. He scored a total of 43 points in three matches, making him the top scorer in the competition, while his four tries were the joint-second most in the competition, one behind Western Province’s Nico Leonard.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Libbok was included in a South Africa Schools team that played in the 2015 Under-18 International Series on home soil against their counterparts from Wales, France, and England. He started on the left wing in their 42–11 victory over Wales in their first match but dropped to the bench for a match against France, not getting any game time in their 12–5 victory.
He returned to the starting line-up for their final match against England, helping them to a 23–16 victory to finish the series with a 100% record. After high school, Libbok moved to Pretoria to join the Blue Bulls academy. In March 2016, he was included in a South Africa Under-20 training squad and made the cut to be named in a reduced provisional squad a week later.
Libbok was also named in the Blue Bulls squad for the 2016 Currie Cup qualification series and he made his first-class debut on 8 April 2016, starting as a fullback in their 16–30 defeat to Western Province in Round One of the competition. He also started their match against a Free State XV a week later, scoring his first senior points by slotting a penalty in the 15th minute of the match and scoring his first try in the final ten minutes which proved decisive as the Blue Bulls won the match 20–17. He also started their next match against Gauteng rivals the Golden Lions and played off the bench in their defeat to the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth.
On 10 May 2016, Libbok was included in the final South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2016 World Rugby Under-20 Championship tournament to be held in Manchester England. He started their opening match in Pool C of the tournament in the fly-half position, scoring a try as South Africa came from behind to beat Japan 59–19.
He switched positions with fullback Curwin Bosch for their second pool match, a 13–19 defeat to Argentina, but reverted to fly-half as South Africa bounced back to secure a 40-31 bonus-point victory over France in their final pool match, with Libbok scoring his second try of the competition just after the hour mark.
The result meant South Africa secured a semi-final place as the best runner-up in the competition, and Libbok started their semi-final match as they faced three-time champions England. The hosts proved too strong for South Africa, knocking them out of the competition with a 39–17 victory, and they also lost the third-place play-off match against Argentina, with the South American side beating South Africa for the second time in the tournament, convincingly winning 49–19 to condemn South Africa to fourth place in the competition.
Libbok scored his third try of the competition in the defeat, to f inish the competition with three tries, the joint-most by a South African player with Zain Davids and Edwill van der Merwe.
Libbok returned to domestic action for the Blue Bulls U19 team in the 2016 Under-19 Provincial Championship. He made seven starts in the competition, scoring three tries during the season – one against Leopards U19 and two against Eastern Province U19 – as well as 35 points with the boot through 16 conversions and one penalty. He finished the competition as the Blue Bulls’ second-highest points scorer.
He helped them to second place on the log to secure a semi-final spot, at which stage they lost to Golden Lions U19. He also made a single start for the Blue Bulls U21 team in the 2016 Under-21 Provincial Championship, scoring a try in a 52–38 victory over Leopards U21. In November 2016, he was named in the Bulls Super Rugby team’s extended training squad during the team’s preparations for the 2017 Super Rugby season.
In October 2022, he was included in the squad for the Springboks’ year-end tour. In South Africa’s opening game of the 2023 World Cup against Scotland, Libbok famously executed a no-look kick-pass, resulting in a try for Kurt-Lee Arendse. Despite his tremendous contribution to the team through his exceptional open-field skills, excellent pace, and being able to tactically kick with both feet, he is often criticized for his below-par goal-kicking.
His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential professional rugby union players in South Africa. He stands at an appealing height of 1.84m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Manie Libbok Wife
Is Manie Libbok married? Manie Libbok is currently in a relationship with high school sweetheart, Verna-Lee Arries. The two haven’t announced their wedding plans as of June 2023. The professional rugby union player rarely speaks about his personnel.
Manie Libbok Salary
Manie Libbok’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $358,000 dollars annually.
Manie Libbok Net Worth
How much is Manie Libbok worth? Manie Libbok’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a professional rugby union player.