Kobus Wiese was born on May 16th 1964 in Paarl, matriculating at Paarl Gymnasium. Kobus Wiese went on to study further at Paarl Onderwys, and obtained his teaching diploma from Goudstad.
Kobus Wiese has played rugby for Boland, Western Transvaal and Transvaal (now Gauteng), touring as a Springbok in Australia in 1993, New Zealand, Wales, Scotland and Ireland in 1994, Italy and England in 1995 and Argentina, France and Wales in 1996. Kobus Wiese was, of course, one of the World Cup Winning Squad in 1995, becoming a national hero overnight. Kobus Wiese was then appointed to the Gauteng Lions’ captaincy when Francois Pienaar left the country.
Although a fearsome presence on the field, Kobus Wiese is a entrepreneur and coffee shop owner whose greatest passions are coffee and (not surprisingly) red wine.
Kobus Wiese is also a sought-after speaker, using his experiences on the field to demonstrate how motivation and team spirit are essential to any kind of success.