David Ribbans is a formidable lock for Northampton Saints (Getty Images) Who is David Ribbans: Ten things you should know about the England LockSouth Africa-born David Ribbans has become a mainstay in the second row at Northampton Saints alongside England team-mate Courtney Lawes. There’s a lot more to find out about the lock who came to England in just 2017.Ten things you should know about David Ribbans1. David Ribbans was born on 29 August 1995 in Somerset West, South Africa. He is eligible to play for England through his grandfather, who moved from Enfield to South Africa many years ago.2. Ribbans stands at 6ft 7½ inches (202cm) tall and weighs 18st 4lb (116kg).3. Ex-England cricketer Allan Lamb nicknamed Ribbans “Ribeye” after helping himself to four servings of steak at a barbeque.4. While playing for Western Province’s youth sides, he won the U19 Provincial Championship in 2014, quickly followed by the U21 Provincial Championship in 2015. 5. Super Rugby side Stormers included Ribbans in their squad at the start of 2016, although he didn’t make an appearance for the South African side.6. Managing just seven appearances for Western Province’s senior team across 2015 and 2016, Ribbans moved to Northampton Saints at the beginning of 2017. He was just 21 years old.7. In his first game for the Saints, in a friendly against Championship side Bedford, Ribbans scored a hat-trick to announce himself to the team.8. The South African native’s first call up to England’s training squad came in October 2020. One of 12 uncapped players, Ribbans then replaced Saints teammate Courtney Lawes at the 2021 Six Nations after the latter suffered a pectoral injury in training.9. David Ribbans’ Northampton team-mates voted him the club’s players’ player of the year for 2020, as the East Midlands outfit finished eighth. Facts and figures about the South African-born Northampton Saints second-rower LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 10. Ribbans is highly competitive, admitting he isn’t the best of losers. “I’m pretty shocking, to be honest. It’s a weakness of mine. I’m not someone who is too fun to be around after we lose. I’m putting that lightly.Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: app corporate mobile 42 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Taxi hailing app benefits charities through cab:miles A national black cab booking and payment app that encourages people to donate their loyalty miles to charity has launched.Cab:app is designed for iOS and Android users, and is available for ordering taxis on the go via iOS, Google play, and the cab:app website. It connects passengers in over 90 locations with black cabs across the UK, and licensed taxis in Ireland.Customers collect cab:miles on each journey they take, which can be redeemed against journeys or donated to charity.Initial charity partners at launch are Action for Children, Barnado’s, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, LauraLynn, Penny for London, and Target Ovarian Cancer.Jane Van Aken, cab:app co-founder, said:“Through our cab:miles programme, passengers can choose from the six leading charities we have selected as our initial partners, to benefit from the loyalty rewards they will receive on every journey simply by inputting the relevant charity partner code. This is a win:win for all concerned as charities earn extra revenues whilst it costs the consumer no more than the fare would ordinarily have.”The app is the second taxi app to launch this year that raises funds for charity. Liverpool-based CabGo launched in July to cover a number of towns and cities in the north west of the country. It benefits charities by taking 50p from the driver’s fare for booking the ride, and donating 10p of that to the customer’s chosen charity. Advertisement Melanie May | 24 December 2015 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.