Jacques Nieuwenhuis

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Jacques Nieuwenhuis
Personal information
Born (1980-03-23) 23 March 1980 (age 35)
Brakpan, South Africa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)
School(s) attended Hoërskool Hoogland, Brakpan
Club information
Playing position Flanker / Number eight
Youth career
1998–2002 Falcons
Amateur team(s)
Years Team
2013–14 Brakpan 8 (15)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2003–07 Falcons 91 (95)
2008–11 Aurillac 75 (30)
2012 Falcons 9 (15)
Representative team(s)
2007–11 Namibia 23 (30)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 27 March 2015.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 27 March 2015.

Jacques Nieuwenhuis (born (1980-03-23)23 March 1980 in Brakpan, Gauteng]], South Africa) is a former professional rugby union player and currently a referee on the contenders squad panel of the South African Rugby Referees' Association.[1][2]

Through a Namibian mother, he qualified to play for Namibia and represented them at the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups. He also made 100 first class appearances for South African provincial side the Falcons and 75 for French side Aurillac. He regularly played as a flanker or number eight.


He scored a try in Namibia's first match in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in a game against Ireland. He later blotted his copybook by being the first Namibian to be sent off at a World Cup against France.


  1. ^ "Contenders Squad". SA Referees. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jacques Nieuwenhuis - RWC to referee". SA Rugby Referees. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.