Hall Of Fame


SARL would like to pay tribute to the Heroes and Legends who contributed to the establishment and success of Rugby League in South Africa We honor each one of them for the lasting legacy and example that they have set for the Rugby generations to come.

Tiaan Strauss

Christian Petrus Strauss

B : 28-6-1965
South Africa

Christian Petrus Strauss, commonly known as Tiaan Strauss has the unique distinction of representing the  South African Springboks and  Australian  Wallabies in rugby union  and the South African Rhinos in rugby league

He also played top level  rugby league for the Cronulla Sharks in Australian during the 1996 and 1997 seasons

Strauss moved to the Cronulla Sharks from Western province rugby where he  forged a reputation as a hard running prop/second row

His transition to rugby league was a smooth one and was quite impressive as this was achieved in the engine room of the forwards

In two seasons with the Cronulla Sharks, Tiaan Strauss was known  as a no nonsense forward and a tireless worker

In 1997 , Strauss captained the South African Rhinos  in the World Nines in Townsville , Australia

The Rhinos were tagged as the surprise package of the competition  causing a few upsets

After his stint in rugby league ,Strauss  signed a contract with the NSW Waratahs in rugby union and went on to represent the Wallabies

He was a member of the Wallabies World cup winning side  in 1999.

After a glittering career in Rugby union and rugby league  , Strauss returned to South Africa with his family

Cronulla Sharks                           25 matches
South African Rhinos                   5 matches