Jaque Fourie

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Jaque Fourie
Jaque Fourie against Fiji.jpg
Jaque Fourie against Fiji
Full name Jaque Fourie
Date of birth (1983-03-04) 4 March 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Carletonville, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) [1]
Weight 105 kg (231 lb; 16 st 7 lb) [1]
School Hoërskool Monument
University Rand Afrikaans University
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union footballer
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Wing, Fullback [1]
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011
2012–
Panasonic Wild Knights
Kobelco Steelers
12
18
(55)
(105)
correct as of 6 November 2013.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–09
2010–11
Golden Lions
Western Province
 ?
3
 ?
(0)
correct as of 9 August 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–09
2010–11
Lions
Stormers
68
30
(120)
(65)
correct as of 22 September 2011 [2].
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003– South Africa 72 (160)
correct as of 24 November 2013.

Jaque Fourie (born 4 March 1983 in Carletonville, South Africa) is a South African rugby union rugby player. He is a versatile backline player whose usual position is in the centres. He was a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup winning team, playing at outside centre for 6 out of 7 matches, including all 80 minutes of the World Cup Final, which South Africa won 15-6. He currently plays for Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers in the Japanese Top League competition.

Career[edit]

Fourie made his international debut on 11 October at the 2003 Rugby World Cup at outside centre for the Springboks against Uruguay at Subiaco Oval in Perth, and scored a try on debut. He also played against Georgia during the pool stages, scoring another try. He was a reserve for subsequent World Cup games against Samoa and the All Blacks.

He next played for the Springboks in June 2004, playing on the left wing against Ireland, which South Africa won 26–17. He played a further three times for the Springboks that year; against England at Twickenham, Scotland at Murrayfield in November as well as a match against Argentina at Vélez Sársfield Stadium in Buenos Aires.

The following year he played in the IRB Rugby Aid Match and was a reserve for the Springboks against Uruguay and France in June, before being included in the Springboks 2005 Tri Nations Series. He played in a further three tests that November. In 2006, he played for the Springboks during the mid year tests and after that he became the first-choice outside centre in the side, usually playing alongside Jean de Villiers (at inside centre).

On 20 October 2007 he won a Rugby World Cup winners' medal when South Africa beat England 15–6 in the 2007 Rugby World Cup final in Paris.

After playing much of 2008 and the 2009 series against the British and Irish Lions off the bench, he was back in the starting team for the 2009 Tri-Nations campaign (won by South Africa). He played his 50'th test match for South Africa in a 6–21 loss to Australia in Brisbane on 5 September 2009.

In March 2010 a try scored by Fourie was named as the International Rugby Players Association Try of the Year 2009. The try, scored in the 74th minute of the second Test against the British and Irish Lions in Pretoria in June, sealed a dramatic Series victory for the Springboks.[3]

International Tries[edit]

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result
1  Uruguay Perth, Australia Subiaco Oval Rugby World Cup 11 October 2003 Won
2  Georgia Sydney, Australia Sydney Football Stadium Rugby World Cup 24 October 2003 Won
3  Samoa Brisbane, Australia Lang Park Rugby World Cup 1 November 2003 Won
4  Ireland Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Stadium Test Match 19 June 2004 Won
5  Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland Murrayfield Test Match 27 November 2004 Won
6  Uruguay East London, South Africa Buffalo City Stadium Test Match 11 June 2005 Won
7  Australia Johannesburg, South Africa Ellis Park Mandela Challenge Plate 23 July 2005 Won
8  New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand Carisbrook Tri Nations 27 August 2005 Lost
9  Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina Vélez Sársfield Test Match 5 November 2005 Won
10  France Paris, France Stade de France Test Match 26 November 2005 Lost
11  Australia Sydney, Australia Stadium Australia Tri Nations 5 August 2006 Lost
12  New Zealand Pretoria, South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium Tri Nations 26 August 2006 Lost
13  New Zealand Pretoria, South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium Tri Nations 26 August 2006 Lost
14  Australia Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Stadium Tri Nations 16 June 2007 Won
15  Namibia Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Stadium Test Match 15 August 2007 Won
16  Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland Murrayfield Test Match 25 August 2007 Won
17  Samoa Paris, France Parc des Princes Rugby World Cup 9 September 2007 Won
18  United States Montpellier, France Stade de la Mosson Rugby World Cup 30 September 2007 Won
19  United States Montpellier, France Stade de la Mosson Rugby World Cup 30 September 2007 Won
20  Fiji Marseille, France Stade Vélodrome Rugby World Cup 7 October 2007 Won
21  Wales Cardiff, Wales Millennium Stadium Test Match 24 November 2007 Won
22  Wales Cardiff, Wales Millennium Stadium Test Match 24 November 2007 Won
23  Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland Murrayfield Test Match 15 November 2008 Won
24  England London, England Twickenham Test Match 22 November 2008 Won
25  British and Irish Lions Pretoria, South Africa Loftus Versfeld Stadium Test Match 27 June 2009 Won
26  New Zealand Bloemfontein, South Africa Free State Stadium Tri Nations 25 July 2009 Won
27  Australia Perth, Australia Subiaco Oval Tri Nations 29 August 2009 Won
28  Italy Udine, Italy Stadio Friuli Test Match 21 November 2009 Won
29  Australia Brisbane, Australia Lang Park Tri Nations 24 July 2010 Lost
30  Australia Bloemfontein, South Africa Free State Stadium Tri Nations 4 September 2010 Lost
31  Fiji Wellington, New Zealand Westpac Stadium Rugby World Cup 17 September 2011 Won
32  Namibia North Shore City, New Zealand North Harbour Stadium Rugby World Cup 22 September 2011 Won

Source: scrum.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jaque Fourie at SARugby.co.za
  2. ^ Jaque Fourie, foxsports.com.au, 22 September 2011
  3. ^ Jaque Fourie wins IRPA Try of the Year 2009, IRB, 15 March 2010

18 October

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