Ashton Constant

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Ashton Constant
Ashton Constant.jpg
Date of birth (1983-09-28) 28 September 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb)
School Voortrekker High School
University University of the Western Cape
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop / Hooker
Youth Career
2002–2003 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–present Durbanville-Bellville 6 (10)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2005 Western Province 5 (0)
2006–2008 Pumas 47 (30)
2007 Lions 0 (0)
2009 SWD Eagles 11 (5)
2010–2015 Boland Cavaliers 60 (35)
Correct as of 4 October 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 South Africa Under-21 5 (5)
2007 Emerging Springboks 3 (5)
2013 South Africa President's XV 3 (0)
Correct as of 17 June 2013

Ashton Constant (born 28 September 1983) is a South African rugby union player, who most recently playing with the Boland Cavaliers.[1] His regular position is prop or hooker.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

As a native of Cape Town, he came through the youth system of Western Province and represented them at Under-19 level in 2002 and Under-20 level in 2003.

Western Province[edit]

He was included in the Western Province squad for the 2004 Vodacom Shield competition and made his senior debut in 2004. He played a total of five matches for Western Province.

Pumas[edit]

In 2006, he moved to the Pumas. He immediately became a permanent fixture in the first team, making twelve appearances in the 2006 Currie Cup Premier Division season. His form lead to him being included in the Lions Super Rugby squad for the 2007 Super 14 season and he was even named on the substitute bench in the opening match of their season against the Waratahs, but failed to make an appearance.[2] He continued regularly playing for the Pumas throughout the 2007 and 2008 seasons, accumulating 47 caps for them.

SWD Eagles[edit]

In 2009, he joined George-based side SWD Eagles, making ten appearances in the 2009 Vodacom Cup and 2009 Currie Cup First Division competitions.

Boland Cavaliers[edit]

The following season, he joined the Boland Cavaliers, where he played his rugby until 2014.

Durbanville-Bellville[edit]

In 2015, he joined Western Province club side Durbanville-Bellville and was a member of the squad that won the 2015 SARU Community Cup competition, scoring two tries in six appearances in the competition.[3]

Representative rugby[edit]

Constant also represented South Africa at some levels, playing in the 2004 Under-21 World Championships in 2004, playing for an Emerging Springboks side at the 2007 IRB Nations Cup and the victorious[4] South Africa President's XV team at the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ashton Constant". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Lions 16-25 Waratahs". South African Rugby Union. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Durbell win first Cell C Community Cup title". South African Rugby Union. 6 April 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "SA President's XV win Tbilisi Cup". IRB. 16 June 2013. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Late changes to final SA President's XV squad". Rugby15. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.