Jacques Potgieter

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Jacques Potgieter
Full name Ulrich Jacques Potgieter
Date of birth (1986-04-24) 24 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School Daniel Pienaar HTS
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Loose Forward
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Fukuoka Sanix Blues
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Natal Sharks
Eastern Province Kings
Blue Bulls
correct as of 30 June 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 5 June 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– South Africa South Africa 3 (0)
correct as of 30 June 2013.

Jacques Potgieter (born 24 April 1986) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with Fukuoka Sanix Blues in the Japanese Top League and the Waratahs in Super Rugby.[1]

He represented Eastern Province at the annual Craven Week rugby tournament in 2004 and then clinched a move to the Natal Sharks, whom he represented at various youth levels before playing in the Vodacom Cup for two seasons before moving back to the Eastern Province Kings for the 2009 Currie Cup First Division season.

In August 2011, the Blue Bulls announced that they had signed Potgieter for the 2012 season on a two-year contract.[2] An early release of his contract was secured and he joined the Bulls on 1 September.

He became a Springbok on 23 June 2012 against England during a test played at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

In May 2013, it was revealed that he would leave the Bulls at the end of the 2013 Super Rugby season. He joined Japanese Top League side Fukuoka Sanix Blues – a deal later extended until 2017[3] – and would also play Super Rugby for the Waratahs in 2014 and 2015.[4][5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Player Profile Jacques Potgieter". sarugby.net. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Potgieter to stomp with the Bulls" (Press release). Bulls. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Japanse klub klou aan Potgieter". Media24 (Press release) (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jacques vir Bulle verlore". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ NSW Waratahs. "Waratahs Rugby confirms marquee signing" (Press release). Retrieved 6 August 2013.