Marius White, captain and loose forward for Durb-Bell (Durbanville and Belville), captained his 100th Super A league match last weekend (175 caps over all for the club).
At 31 White has decided to call it a day and retire from all rugby at the end of this season and admitted, “It’s bitter-sweet for me. (But) it makes sense to retire now. I’ve been lucky enough to make some great mates and I’m grateful that my body has played along too.”
With just four games left he revealed that his job is not done just yet.
“Playing in the Club Champs and then the Community Cup were big highlights for me. It’s strange to think that I’ve got just four matches left, but I’d love to head into retirement knowing that Durb-Bell will be playing in next year’s Community Cup too.”
Club Vice-Chairman Robert Wallander paid the ultimate compliment to his loyal skipper, saying “Ask anybody who has played against Marius – he’s a great leader and a good guy to boot.
“A lot of opposition clubs – players – and also referees sent him messages before his 100th match as captain of Durb-Bell and it’s testament to what a good guy he is and how impressive this achievement is.”
Rugby Window would like to congratulate Marius White on this awesome achievement and his unbridled dedication tot he great sport of rugby.
Durbanville-Bellville play Bellville (away) in Super League A action on Saturday, August 17 (kick-off 16h00).