Shaun Sowerby

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Shaun Sowerby
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Full name Richard Shaun Sowerby
Date of birth (1978-07-01) 1 July 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Vereeniging
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 238 lb (108 kg)
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) No. 8
current team FC Grenoble
Playing career
Position No. 8
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1997 University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg)
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Stade Français
Stade Toulousain
FC Grenoble
correct as of 4 November 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003 Sharks
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002  South Africa 1 (0)

Shaun Sowerby (born (1978-07-01)1 July 1978) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays for FC Grenoble in the top French rugby competition, the Top 14. Prior to playing at the Stade Ernest-Wallon he turned out for Stade Français Paris, who he moved to from the Sharks in South Africa. In the summer of 2007, he transferred to Stade Francais' rivals Stade Toulousain, where he greatly impressed.

His usual position is as a number 8. Sowerby also captained the Sharks in South Africa for a year in 2003 which was their 2nd worst finish in Super Rugby history. He also played for the South African national team, Springboks, making his debut against Samoa. He has also won the French championship in the 2007–08 season with his club Toulouse. In 2010, he won the Heineken Cup, also with Toulouse. He moved to FC Grenoble for the start of the 2012–13 season.[1]

At the start of 2014, Sowerby announced his intention to retire from the game at the end of the 2013–14 season.[2] He was subsequently appointed as the forwards coach of South African provincial side the Eastern Province Kings.[3]


  1. ^ "Shaun Sowerby Profile". Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Former Springbok to retire". Sport24. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shaun Sowerby confirmed as Kings Forwards Coach". MyPE. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

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