Ross Skeate

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Ross Skeate
Full name Ross Carson Skeate
Date of birth (1982-08-02) 2 August 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 114 kilograms (251 lb)
School South African College Schools, Cape Town
University University of Cape Town
Occupation(s) Professional rugby player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock, Second-row forward
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2001–08 University of Cape Town
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–10
2012–
Toulon
Agen
42
0
(10)
(0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–08
2010–12
W. Province
Sharks
55
22
(30)
(0)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–08
2011–12
Stormers
Sharks
35
8
(5)
(0)

Ross Carson Skeate (born 2 August 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a rugby union player.

He plays for the Sharks and Natal Sharks in the Super Rugby and Currie Cup competitions respectively.[1] He returned to South Africa on a two-year deal from July 1, 2010 after spending just under two years at French Top 14 side Toulon.

He moved to France after the completion of the 2008 South African season. He played for the Stormers franchise in the Super 14 and for Western Province in the domestic Currie Cup competition. Skeate has played for the Emerging Springboks (2007).

He's a skillful 'number 5'[2] lock renowned for his line-out jumping prowess, physicality and prominence in the loose. At school he was a South African junior basketball player.

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