Tiaan Liebenberg

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Tiaan Liebenberg
Personal information
Full name Christiaan Rudolph Liebenberg
Born (1981-12-18) 18 December 1981 (age 33)
Kimberley, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb)[1]
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
University North West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Relatives Hercú Liebenberg (brother)
Club information
Playing position Hooker
Youth career
2001 Griquas
2002 Natal Sharks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2002 Natal Sharks 2 (0)
2003–06 Griquas 64 (22)
2006 Cheetahs 13 (5)
2006–14 Western Province 62 (30)
2007–14 Stormers 73 (25)
2009 Toulon 6 (0)
Representative team(s)
2009 Emerging Springboks 1 (0)
2012 South Africa 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.

Christiaan Rudolph Liebenberg (born (1981-12-18)18 December 1981) is a former South African rugby union footballer who played as a hooker. He started his career at the Natal Sharks in 2002 before joining Griquas the following year. He made 64 appearances for the Kimberley-based side between 2003 and 2006 and also played Super Rugby for the Cheetahs in 2006. He then played the remainder of his career in Cape Town, where he played domestic rugby for Western Province and Super Rugby for the Stormers. He also had a short spell at French Top 14 side Toulon in 2009.

He made his international debut for South Africa on 1 December 2007 against the Barbarians in London, aged 25. He then came up as replacement hooker against Australia in Perth on 8 September 2012 and as replacement hooker the following week against New Zealand in Dunedin, where South Africa lost by 10 points. He made a total of five test appearances for South Africa, plus the one tour match against the Barbarians.

He retired after the 2014 Currie Cup season.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Player Profile: Christiaan Rudolph Liebenberg". SA Rugby. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tiaan groet rugby, trek Bloemfontein toe" (in Afrikaans). Netwerk24. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 

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