Marius Joubert
Full names: Marius Charl
Date of birth: 10 Jul 1979
Place of birth: Paarl
School: Paarl Gimnasium
Springbok no: 711
Debut test province: Cavaliers
Physical: 1.91m, 92kg
Current age: 44

Test summary: Tests: 30 Tries: 9
First Test: 21 Jul 2001 Age:22 Outside Centre against New Zealand at Newlands, Cape Town
Last Test: 9 Jul 2005 Age:25 Outside Centre against Australia at Stadium Australia, Sydney
Test history:
21 Jul 200122Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 3-12 Newlands, Cape TownCavaliers
08 Jun 200222Outside CentreWalesWin: 34-191 tryFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
15 Jun 200222Outside CentreWalesWin: 19-8 Newlands, Cape TownWP
29 Jun 200222ReserveArgentinaWin: 49-29 P.A.M. Brink Stadium, SpringsWP
06 Jul 200222Outside CentreSamoaWin: 60-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
20 Jul 200223Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 20-411 tryWestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
27 Jul 200223Outside CentreAustraliaLose: 27-382 triesWooloongabba, BrisbaneWP
10 Aug 200223Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 23-30 Kingspark, DurbanWP
17 Aug 200223Outside CentreAustraliaWin: 33-31 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
09 Nov 200223ReserveFranceLose: 10-30 Stade Velodrome, MarseillesWP
14 Jun 200323Outside CentreScotlandWin: 28-19 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
28 Jun 200323Outside CentreArgentinaWin: 26-25 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
12 Jul 200324Outside CentreAustraliaWin: 26-22 Newlands, Cape TownWP
12 Jun 200424Outside CentreIrelandWin: 31-17 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
19 Jun 200424Outside CentreIrelandWin: 26-17 Newlands, Cape TownWP
26 Jun 200424Outside CentreWalesWin: 53-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
17 Jul 200425Outside CentrePacific IslandsWin: 38-24 Central Coast Stadium, GosfordWP
24 Jul 200425Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 21-23 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchWP
31 Jul 200425Outside CentreAustraliaLose: 26-30 Subiaco Oval, PerthWP
14 Aug 200425Outside CentreNew ZealandWin: 40-263 triesEllispark, JohannesburgWP
21 Aug 200425Outside CentreAustraliaWin: 23-19 Kingspark, DurbanWP
06 Nov 200425Outside CentreWalesWin: 38-36 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
13 Nov 200425Outside CentreIrelandLose: 12-17 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP
20 Nov 200425Outside CentreEnglandLose: 16-32 Twickenham, LondonWP
27 Nov 200425Outside CentreScotlandWin: 45-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghWP
04 Dec 200425Outside CentreArgentinaWin: 39-71 tryVelez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresWP
11 Jun 200525Outside CentreUruguayWin: 134-31 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonWP
18 Jun 200525Outside CentreFranceDraw: 30-30 Kingspark, DurbanWP
25 Jun 200525Outside CentreFranceWin: 27-13 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
09 Jul 200525Outside CentreAustraliaLose: 12-30 Stadium Australia, SydneyWP

Top 50 Boks: 44 – Marius Joubert :

Joubert made his bittersweet international debut against the All Blacks in Cape Town on July 21, 2001, in which he sustained a serious knee injury.

The fleet footed Joubert played the majority of his 30 Tests outside Paarl Gym and Western Province teammate De Wet Barry. The duo shared a then Springbok record midfield partnership before being overtaken by Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie.

Joubert will forever be remembered for his sensational performance against New Zealand at Ellis Park on August 14, 2004, when he became only the second Springbok in history – after the legendary Ray Mordt in 1981 – to score a hat-trick of tries against the All Blacks. Joubert, along with partner-in-crime Barry, was nominated for the SA Player of the Year that same year, but lost out to Schalk Burger.

Joubert came through the ranks and represented the South African U21, U23 and A teams. He made his provincial debut for Boland Cavaliers but played most of his provincial rugby in Cape Town for Western Province and the Stormers. He spent the 2007 season with the Cheetahs before departing to France to play for Top 14 side Clermont.


  • SA Young Player of the Year nominee, 2000
  • Member of the Springbok Tri-Nations winning squad, 2004
  • SA Player of the Year nominee, 2004