Dale Santon, a born and bred Capetonian from the heart of Mitchells Plain went from being a lean 110kg hooker who represented South Africa on the rugby field, to becoming overweight.
Dale has only known rugby and he used his discipline and drive to forge his career as an elite athlete. From a young age where he represented Western Province Schools, he did what was expected to make it to the top; he stayed focus, trained hard and believed in himself. This attitude and work ethic led to Dale regionally representing Western Province, Boland and the Bulls respectively. He reached the pinnacle of his career when he was selected to represent the Springboks in the 1996/1997 season and again for the 2003 World Cup team.

The former Springbok hooker admits to struggling with weight gain once he retired from professional rugby, will be part of the I Play Fair team as part of his goal to lose a total of 50kg. The former Western Province, Boland and Blue Bulls forward’s aim for the Cape Town Cycle Tour will be to peddle all the way to Muizenberg, as he promotes a healthy lifestyle and proves that training hard and competing clean are the virtues of true winners.