Savannah Connacher

What SA rugby players' partners do for a living (Part 11)

Behind every successful SA rugby player is an equally successful woman!

Roxy Smit (John's wife)

Roxy obtained her undergraduate in accounting from the University of Pretoria and completed her honours in Durban. The CA later did her masters in tax, which she finished while living in London. When the Smits returned to South Africa, they bought a branding business, In Gear Promotions. Roxy currently works at Richmark Holdings, an investment holding company based in Joburg.

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Marchelle Jonker (Matthys Basson's fiancée)

Marchelle is a beautician and the founder of The Glam Factor, a beauty salon that offers permanent makeup, microblading and eyelash extensions.

Candice Kriel (Dan's wife)

Candice does the books for her family's sugarcane farm in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal. The mother of two recently had chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in February. She hopes to start an organisation to help other women with breast cancer.

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Ashley Rothman (Eben Etzebeth's girlfriend)

Ashley obtained her BCom degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2014. The fitness enthusiast is working as a full-time model and influencer. She has modelled for popular brands like Jockey and appeared on the cover of Runner's World magazine. 

Aneeka Sulaiman (Embrose Papier's girlfriend)

Aneeka is a chemical engineering student at Stellenbosch University and an influencer for a popular fitness brand, WildCat. 


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