Kwagga Smith (born Albertus Stephanus Smith on 11 June 1993) is a popular South African rugby union player. He is one of the players for South Africa’s National team.
He also plays in Super Rugby for the Lions and the Japanese Top League Yamaha Júbilo. He has represented the country in both commonwealth and the Olympic games.
Though the beginning of his career was poor, he has managed to establish himself in the game. Although indiscipline and errors affected his career progress in the beginning.
His performance gave him another chance and in the 2019 rugby championship, Kwagga proved himself.
|Name||Albertus Stephanus Smith|
|Born||11 June 1993 (age 28 years)|
Lydenburg, South Africa
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb; 14 st 13 lb)|
|Education||Hoer Tegniese Skool Middelburg|
|Spouse||IIke De Haas|
|Occupation||Rugby Union Player|
|Net worth||$1,000,000 – $3,000,000|
Kwagga Smith was born on 11 June 1993 in the town Lydenburg in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, South Africa. At birth, his parents, Marie and Willie Smith, named him Albertus Stephanus Smith.
He was part of the country’s Seven teams that took home a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Kwagga Smith was also in the team that bagged the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
He has his education at Hoer Tegniese Skool Middelburg. While in school, Kwagga played rugby for HTS Middelburg. He made it to the Pumas Under-18 squad that played at the Craven competition (2010 and 2011).
In 2017, Kwagga Smith got married to IIke De Haas. Though the couple knew each other since childhood and during his studies at HTS Middelburg.
Kwagga is on the South African squad that represents South Africa in international competitions. He plays the forward position and made his debut in 2013.
His first appearance made an impression after his team secured a win. In 2014, he with his team won gold at the commonwealth games.
The zeal he has for rugby has gained him prominence and earned him the position he is.
In the 2019 World Cup finals, together with his team, he made the country echo a victory song after defeating England.
Kwagga was part of the Golden Lions squad for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division. He also made it in a twelve-man squad in 2016 for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
He joined Japanese Yamaha Júbilo for the Top League 2018-19 season. He also represents the country in international matches.
In the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Kwagga was named in the squad representing South Africa. He appeared in two matches; against Namibia and Canada in the pool stage.
Rugby lovers and their fans get the opportunity to get a sneak peek of his profession. He is active on Instagram and updates followers with content about his career.
He is a romantic, followers expect moments he shares with his wife. He boasts over 30.5k followers.
- Instagram: @kwaggasmith
Although Forbes is yet to release Kwagga Smith’s Net worth, other sites have estimated him to be worth around $1,000,000 – $3,000,000.