Carl Bezuidenhout

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Carl Bezuidenhout
Personal information
Full name Carl Bezuidenhout
Born (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 28)
Grahamstown, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School(s) attended Union High School
University UNISA
Club information
Playing position Fly-half / Full-back
Current club Edinburgh Rugby
Youth career
2004 Mighty Elephants
2005–07 Natal Sharks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2006–09 Natal Sharks 11 (10)
2009 Mighty Elephants 8 (47)
2010– Pumas 67 (463)
2013– Edinburgh Rugby 10 (51)
Representative team(s)
2013 South Africa President's XV 2 (25)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 3 May 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 31 December 2013.

Carl Bezuidenhout (born 10 February 1986 in Grahamstown) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays either as a fly-half or full-back. He represents Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro12 and Heineken Cup competitions.

Bezuidenhout was included in the S.A. Sevens team for the 2007 Wellington Sevens and 2007 USA Sevens competitions during the 2006–07 IRB Sevens World Series.

In 2013, he was included in a South Africa President's XV team that played in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup[1] and won the tournament after winning all three matches.[2] He top scored for the South Africa President's XV team with 25 points.

During the 2013 Currie Cup First Division, he broke the all-time points scoring record of that competition,[3] ending the season with 217 points to help the Pumas to the title. He also scored eight points in the first leg of their promotion play-off match to help the Pumas to win promotion to the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division.[4]

In 2014, he joined Scottish Pro 12 side Edinburgh on an extended trial until the end of the 2013–14 season.[5] His first appearance came as a half-time substitute during the Heineken Cup victory over USA Perpignan on 11 January 2014.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA President’s XV selected for IRB Tblisi Cup". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "SA President’s XV win Tbilisi Cup". IRB. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pumas smash EP Kings in Currie Cup First Division". RugbyWeek. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Match Breakdown: GWK Griquas vs Steval Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Edinburgh lures another SA star". Rugby365. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Heineken Cup: Edinburgh 27-16 Perpignan". BBC. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.