Marius Joubert

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marius Joubert
Joubert
Full name Marius Charl Joubert
Date of birth (1979-07-10) 10 July 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)
School Paarl Gimnasium
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–11 Clermont 66 (70)
correct as of 10 April 2012.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999–01
2002–06
2007
2011–
Boland Cavaliers
Western Province
Free State Cheetahs
Natal Sharks
37
15
15
29
(90)
(35)
(10)
(10)
correct as of 7 May 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–06
2007
2012
Stormers
Cheetahs
Sharks
46
12
3
(55)
(0)
(0)
correct as of 20 May 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–05 South Africa 30 (45)
correct as of 10 April 2012.

Marius Charl Joubert (born 10 July 1979 in Paarl, Western Cape) is a South African rugby union player who plays as a centre for Natal Sharks in the Super 15. He has previously played for the Boland Cavaliers, Free State Cheetahs, ASM Clermont Auvergne and Western Province in the Currie Cup and the Stormers and the Central Cheetahs in Super Rugby. Joubert was educated at Paarl Gimnasium, alongside current Springboks and former Western Province and Stormers teammates De Wet Barry and Jean de Villiers. A few years later, the same school produced another current Springbok star in Schalk Burger.

Joubert started his career at the Boland Cavaliers where he played from 1999 to 2001 when he joined Western Province from 2002 to 2006. He made his debut for South Africa against New Zealand in 2001 and in that very game, picked up a serious knee injury. Despite several injury setbacks (one of which, a badly damaged shoulder, kept him out of the 2003 World Cup), Joubert continued to develop into a world-class centre.

He was a member of the 2004 Springbok squad that won the Tri-Nations. In the Boks' home match at Ellis Park in Johannesburg against the All Blacks, he became only the second Springbok in history (after Ray Mordt in 1981) to score a hat-trick of tries against the All Blacks. Joubert was also for a time South Africa's leading try scorer in Tri Nations play, with six tries, before being overtaken by Breyton Paulse.

During the 2006 Super 14 season. Joubert's form dipped dramatically due to several injury problems. Firstly he struggled with a back injury that kept him from playing in the Currie Cup. He then sustained a back injury that kept him out of the Currie Cup and the Springboks' year-end tour to Argentina, Wales and France. He returned to play for the Stormers in the Super 14, only to break his hand in their final fixture. On 11 September 2006, the Cheetahs announced that Joubert had signed for them for the upcoming 2007 season, thus ending Joubert's 5-year association with the Stormers and Western Province Rugby Union.

Joubert won the 2007 Currie Cup with the Free State Cheetahs and the 2010 French Championship with ASM Clermont Auvergne.

Joubert is 6'3"/1.91 m and weighs 202 lb/91.5 kg.

The Natal Sharks have announced that he has signed for them for two years, and will join them as soon as this seasons[when?] French Top 14 ends.[1][needs update]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks lure Joubert back". Media24. Sport24. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

External links[edit]