Frans Viljoen

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Frans Viljoen
Personal information
Full name Francois Jakobus Viljoen
Born (1982-10-22) 22 October 1982 (age 31)
Ficksburg, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
University North-West University
Club information
Playing position Flanker / Number Eight
Current club Lyon
Youth career
Leopards 2002
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2003–04 Leopards ()
2005–08 Griquas 52 (55)
2006–11 Cheetahs 26 (10)
2006–07 Stade Français 10 (10)
2009–11 Free State Cheetahs 18 (40)
2011–12 Aironi 9 (0)
2012–13 Free State Cheetahs 3 (5)
2012 Griffons 1 (0)
2013 Cheetahs 8 (0)
2013– Lyon 6 (5)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 21 October 2013.
† Appearances (Points).

Francois Jakobus 'Frans' Viljoen (born 22 October 1982) is a South African rugby union footballer who regularly plays as a loose forward.

Career[edit]

Viljoen represented the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby. He has had something of a nomadic career with spells playing for the Leopards and Griquas in his home country and Aironi in Italy. He has also completed short loan spells for Stade Français and the Griffons.[1][2]

Only July 13, 2013 it was announced that Viljoen would join French side Lyon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frans Viljoen SA Rugby Player Profile". SA Rugby. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frans Viljoen itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lou: Arrivée de Frans Viljoen en tant que joker médical". rugbyrama.fr (in French). 13 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.