Louis Schreuder

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Louis Schreuder
Personal information
Born (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 24)
Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb)
School(s) attended Paarl Gimnasium
University Stellenbosch University
Club information
Playing position Scrum-half
Current club Western Province / Stormers
Youth career
2006–11 Western Province
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2010– Western Province 54 (15)
2011– Stormers 39 (5)
Representative team(s)
2010 South Africa U20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 25 October 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 14 April 2013.

Louis Schreuder (born 25 April 1990) is a South African rugby union footballer who plays as a scrum-half for the Stormers[1] in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Born and raised in the Western Cape, Schreuder came through the ranks at Western Province and made his senior debut against Border during the 2010 Vodacom Cup.[2] Super Rugby caps arrived the following year as he took advantage of injuries to regular scrum-halves Dewaldt Duvenage and Ricky Januarie to earn valuable game time towards the end of the season.[1] Januarie's departure ahead of the 2012 season saw Schreuder become the regular back-up to Duvenage and he made 14 substitute appearances during the campaign.[4] More game time arrived in the 2012 Currie Cup and he earned his first piece of senior rugby silverware as a 68th minute substitute for Nic Groom as Western Province upset the Natal Sharks 25–18 in Durban to land their 33rd Currie Cup title.[5]

2013 saw Schreuder take his game to a new level and with Dewaldt Duvenage announcing he would join French Top 14 side Perpignan at the conclusion of the 2013 Super Rugby season he saw much more action. He started 6 games and made 4 substitute appearances as himself, Duvenage and Groom were all rotated throughout the campaign.[4] However, come the 2013 Currie Cup he appeared to have established himself ahead of Nic Groom as Province's first-choice scrum-half. He played in all 12 of his side's matches during the season, including 9 starts as the Western Cape outfit reached their 2nd consecutive Currie Cup Final. Schreuder was named in the starting line-up and was substituted in the 52nd minute as the Shark's gained revenge on Western Province with a surprise 33–19 victory at Newlands.[6]

International[edit]

Schreuder was vice-captain of the South Africa Under 20 team that competed in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina.[7]

An injury crisis during the 2013 Incoming test series meant he received a call-up for the national team, the Springboks on 11 June 2013.[8] He didn't get any game time, but he was again named in the Springbok squad for the 2013 end-of-year test series games against Wales, Scotland and France.[9] Once more Schreuder was unable to earn a slot in the matchday squad but gained valuable experience training alongside fellow scrum-halves Fourie du Preez, Ruan Pienaar and Jano Vermaak.

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 22 December 2014
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2011 Stormers 3 2 1 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Stormers 14 0 14 171 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Stormers 10 6 4 435 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2014 Stormers 12 4 8 347 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 39 12 27 1085 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Louis Schreuder Stormers Player Profile". Stormers. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Louis Schreuder Western Province Player Profile". WP Rugby. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Louis Schreuder SA Rugby Player Profile". SA Rugby. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Louis Schreuder itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Sharks vs DHL Western Province 27 October 2012 Match Breakdown". SA Rugby. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "DHL Western Province vs The Sharks 26 October 2013 Match Breakdown". SA Rugby. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "South Africa name squad for JWC 2010". IRB. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 9 December.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Schreuder gets Springboks call". ESPN Scrum. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Four uncapped players named for Bok tour". South African Rugby Union. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.