Michael Claassens

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Michael Claassens
Michael Claassens - US Oyonnax - Rugby club toulonnais, 28th September 2013.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-10-28) 28 October 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Kroonstad, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb) [1]
Club information
Position(s) Scrum Half
Current club Toulon
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
Bath Rugby
92 (95)
8 (0)
Super Rugby **
Provincial sides
2005–07 Free State Cheetahs 23
Super Rugby
2005–07 Cheetahs
Representative teams**
2004–07 South Africa 8 (0)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 25 November 2013.

Michael Claassens (born 28 October 1982 in Kroonstad, Free State) is a South African rugby union player for Toulon in the French Top 14. He has made his name as one of the best scrum halves in the English league.

Claassens previously played for the Free State Cheetahs,the Springboks and Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership, where he plays as a scrum-half.

Errie Claassens, brother of Michael, currently plays at Fullback or Winger in the RFU Championship for London Scottish.


Free State Cheetahs


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Bath Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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