Faf de Klerk tied the knot with his wife, Mine van Niekerk, in 2022.
They went through many ups and downs in their romantic journey, one being their long-distance relationship when Faf played rugby for an English club while Mine was in South Africa.
Nevertheless, they managed to overcome all the hardships and became husband and wife.
Francois “Faf” de Klerk, born October 19, 1991, plays as a scrum-half for Japan Rugby League One club Yokohama Canon Eagles.
De Klerk, hailing from Nelspruit (now Mbombela), played rugby for Hoerskool Waterkloof in Pretoria.
He has played for various teams, including the Pumas (2012-2015), Lions (2014-2017), Golden Lions (2016), Golden Lions XV (2017), and Sale Sharks (2017-2021).
After spending four seasons with the Sharks, he joined the Yokohoma Canon Eagles in Japan Rugby League One.
Furthermore, the rugby player has represented his national team over 50 times and was part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup winning squad.
Faf de Klerk Wife, Mine van Niekerk
The South Africa-born player Faf de Klerk is happily married to Mine van Niekerk.
The couple’s love story began in 2015 when Faf and Mine were introduced by mutual friends.
Subsequently, Mine extended an invitation to him for her friend’s wedding, and their affection for each other grew over time.
Maintaining a long-distance relationship had been challenging for the couple due to Faf’s previous role as a scrum-half for the English Premiership club Sale Sharks.
Several years later, they decided to take their relationship to the next level and became engaged on May 19, 2022.
On October 1, 2022, the pair officially became husband and wife, celebrating their marriage at La Paris Estate in Franschhoek with family, friends, and fellow teammates in attendance.
Following their wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Klerk embarked on a honeymoon in the Maldives at Kandima.
Mine van Niekerk (born: June 8, 1993) attended Eunice High School and enrolled at NWU Pukke for further studies.
Mine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the university in 2016.
She previously worked as a pharmacist at Promed Apteek and Postmasburg Hospital.
According to her Facebook profile, she works as a pharmacist at Pro-Med Pharmacy, her father’s pharmacy in Postmasburg.
2023 Rugby World Cup
The defending champions, South Africa, began their campaign to defend their Rugby World Cup title with an impressive 18-3 victory over Scotland in the opening match of Pool B.
The win marked the first time South Africa secured a victory in their opening match at a World Cup since their narrow 17-16 win over Wales in 2011.
In subsequent World Cups, they suffered opening-game defeats to New Zealand in 2019 and Japan in the tournament four years prior.
The victory continued South Africa’s dominance over Scotland, extending their winning streak to eight consecutive wins.
Moreover, it also upheld their unbeaten record against Scotland when playing outside Scotland.
The game was De Klerk’s 50th cap, and he will aim to help his country secure its fourth World Cup title.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who Is The Wife Of Faf De Klerk?
Faf de Klerk is married to Mine De Klek, and they exchanged their wedding vows on October 1, 2022.