Proud Son of Africa, born in the Koue Bokkeveld, the name Breyton Paulse needs no introduction. Everyone who calls themselves an avert rugby supporter, knows Breyton as the lightning fast and talented Springbok wing who played for the SA National team from 1999 to 2007.
From an early age, Breyton showed great talent as an all-rounder sportsman and excelled at school in many sporting disciplines. Raised by a single mother, Breyton learnt form an early age that hard work and perseverance remains the key to success. It was during the latter part of his teens that the owner of a farm where Breyton grew up, called him in for a “serious talk” that would ultimately change the trajectory of his future career path.
Because of his talent and hardworking demeanor, and acknowledging his ultimate talent for rugby, Breyton was given a sponsorship to continue his studies at the University of Stellenbosch. From playing for Maties, Breyton’s sheer talent and determination earned him a thriving rugby career, spanning over a decade of playing professional rugby for Western Province, Stormers and the Springboks. The turn of the century marked the ultimate accolade for him by being named the South African Rugby Player of the Year for 2000; the first rugby player of colour in South Africa to receive this award.
After retiring from international sport Breyton took up mountain biking and completed the Absa Cape Epic in 2009. A popular feature as sport commentator for SuperSport, Breyton has endeared himself as an expert reporter and analyst in the homes of many rugby supporters world-wide. For the past 11 years Breyton shares the stage on the popular Kyknet talk-show “Toks en Tjops”. When asked how it is to travel between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Namibia, he just smiles and says that he remains humble in the blessing to be able to work and to do what he loves.
When Breyton is not traveling or rubbing shoulders with famous celebrities, he is still a ‘Bok’ for sports and lives life to the full! From mentoring and inspiring our youth to participating in extreme sports, this wellgrounded man remains kind to everyone he meets. It is therefore with absolute admiration and gratitude to announce that Breyton Paulse has joined the Watkins Family as the official Watkins Brand Ambassador. Breyton instills the Watkins philosophy of willpower, diligence, authenticity, reliability and originality.
When asked about his favourite Watkins product, the Original Watkins Menthol Ointment comes up trumps! As he says, “Seasons change, and so does life. No matter where I choose to go next, the one constant remains my trusted companion, Watkins Menthol Camphor Ointment”. Watkins backs the best, Green and Gold has come full circle!
Watch Watkins Ad featuring Breyton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0oTiMgliFo