André Schlechter

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André Schlechter
Full name André Schlechter
Date of birth (1986-10-13) 13 October 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 125 kg (19 st 10 lb)
School Mariental High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 UFS Shimlas 2 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 Falcons ()
2009 Western Province 7 (0)
2009 Griquas 1 (0)
2010 Free State Cheetahs 1 (0)
2010–2012 Eastern Province Kings 29 (0)
Correct as of 31 October 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 South African Kings 3 (0)
2013–present  Namibia 0 (0)
Correct as of 23 May 2013

André Schlechter (born 13 October 1986) is a Namibian rugby union player.[1]


He started playing in Namibia and captained his side at the 2005 Under 19 Rugby World Championship in South Africa. In 2006, he was part of the Falcons squad in the Vodacom Cup competition. He then went to Cape Town, where he played for Western Province in the 2009 Vodacom Cup, before moving to the Griquas in the 2009 Currie Cup Premier Division. In the first half of 2010, he played for UFS Shimlas in the 2010 Varsity Cup and the Free State Cheetahs in the 2010 Vodacom Cup.

In the second half of 2010, he moved, this time to Eastern Province Kings, where he played since the 2010 Currie Cup First Division. He left at the end of the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season, after 29 appearances.[2]


In 2010, he was also called up to the Namibia national rugby union team for the 2010 IRB Nations Cup, but he was not released by the Free State Cheetahs for this tournament.[3] He was then included in a Namibian team to face a South Africa President's XV in 2013.[4]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – André Schlechter". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Silke, Norman (1 Nov 2012). "Gate in 2013 se Kings-groep". Die Son (in Afrikaans). Media24. Retrieved 1 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ "Namibian rugby teams selected". Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Schutz, Helge (23 May 2013). "Welwitschias to face SA Presidents". The Namibian. Retrieved 23 May 2013.