Alistair Hargreaves

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Alistair Hargreaves
Alistair Hargreaves 2010.jpg
Date of birth (1986-04-29) 29 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2016 Saracens 59 (10)
Correct as of 15 February 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2012 Sharks (Currie Cup) 53 (15)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2012 Sharks 29 (5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011 South Africa 4 (0)

Alistair John Hargreaves (born 29 April 1986 in Durban, South Africa) is a former rugby union player that played as a lock. He attended the Durban High School, where he was captain of rugby and headboy in 2004. During his time at the school Hargreaves represented the first XV from 2002 to 2004 and was regarded as one of the best talents in youth rugby. His performances led to selection for the SA schools side which he captained in 2004.

Since then he has gone on to represent the SA under 19 and u/21 sides, playing at both the Under 19 Rugby World Championship in 2004 and 2005 (of which he was captain). Impressive performances in these tournaments led to more opportunities with the Sharks and over the past few years he has established himself as a regular starter. To date he has picked up four caps for the national side along while also playing in non-capped games against Leicester Tigers and Saracens.

On 12 April 2012 Hargreaves signed a two-year deal with Saracens RFC. He was to link up alongside former Springboks including John Smit, Neil de Kock and Schalk Brits.[1]

He announced his retirement from rugby in October 2016.[2]


  1. ^ Alistair Hargreaves has agreed to join Saracens from the start of the 2012/13 season. (2012-04-16). Retrieved on 2012-08-06.
  2. ^ "Alistair Hargreaves retires from rugby" (Press release). Saracens. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 

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