Herbst’ has developed his trade in his home country, starting in 2012 by spending his youth playing days with the Golden Lions. His progress continued as the teams of the Golden Lions Rugby Union provided him more and more pathway opportunities. In 2015, he suited up the Lions’ U19 squad and after a year, made the jump to their U21’s. 2016 also saw him join the Junior Boks training squad. Consistent play from the young Lock earned selection to his University of the Witwatersrand Varsity Cup team in 2017.After a strong showing during that tournament, Herbst was brought into the senior side for Currie Cup competition and debuted professionally against the Pumas. In 2018, he added the final piece to the pathway puzzle with selection to the Lions’ Super Rugby team. Herbst toggled between the two competitions in 2019 and 2020 ahead of his decision to sign with a new club and to head to another country. The 24-year-old brings years of professional experience, height in the line out, and plenty of potential to the Seawolves.
|Johannesburg, South Africa