Frik Kirsten

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Frik Kirsten
Personal information
Full name Frederick Barend Christoffel Kirsten
Born (1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 26)
Sandton, South Africa
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
School(s) attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
University University of Pretoria
Relatives Jannes Kirsten (brother)
Club information
Playing position Tighthead Prop
Current club Blue Bulls / Bulls
Youth career
2004–08 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team
2011 UP Tuks 1 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2008–13 Blue Bulls 47 (0)
2009–14 Bulls 34 (0)
2008–13 Total 81 (0)
Representative team(s)
2005 S.A. Schools B ()
2006 S.A. Schools U18 ()
2007 South Africa U19 ()
2008 South Africa U20 5 (5)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 12 July 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 1 August 2013.

Frederick Barend Christoffel Kirsten (born (1988-08-18)18 August 1988) is a former South African rugby union footballer that played as a prop. He represented the Bulls in the international Super Rugby competition between 2009 and 2014 and the Blue Bulls in the domestic Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions between 2008 and 2013, making 81 first class appearances for the Pretoria-based side.

After making his first class debut during the 2008 Vodacom Cup, he made his Super Rugby debut against the Blues in 2009 and his Currie Cup debut in 2009 against Western Province the in same year.

In 2013, he was called up to the South Africa squad following an injury to Frans Malherbe,[1] but failed to make any appearances for the Springboks.

He announced his retirement in December 2014, aged 26, after suffering a neck injury in February of that year.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Frik Kirsten called up to Springbok squad". South African Rugby Union. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kirsten to call it a day" (Press release). Bulls. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.