Barend Pieterse

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Barend Pieterse
Full name Barend Hermanus Pieterse
Date of birth (1979-01-23) 23 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Virginia
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
School Hoërskool Waterkloof
University Rand Afrikaans University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Youth Career
2000 Golden Lions
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2004 Golden Lions ()
2005–2010 Free State Cheetahs ()
2005 Cats ()
2006–2010 Cheetahs 33 (10)
2011–2012 Eastern Province Kings 16 (25)
Correct as of 31 October 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 South Africa 1 (5)
2011 South African Kings 2 (0)
Correct as of 14 August 2012
Teams coached
Years Team
2013–present Kings (lineout coach)
2016–present Eastern Province Kings (head coach)

Barend Pieterse (born 23 January 1979) is a former South African rugby union player[1] and currently the lineout coach of the Eastern Province Kings and Southern Kings.[2]


He started playing his rugby for the Golden Lions in 2001. He played for them until 2004, when he moved to the Free State Cheetahs. Between 2004 and 2010, he also frequently represented the Cats and Central Cheetahs franchises in the Super Rugby competition. This culminated in a call-up to the South Africa national rugby union team, becoming Springbok No 793. However, he never played a test match for the Springboks, his only appearance was in the 5–22 defeat against the Barbarians in London on 1 December 2007, when he scored the only try of the game for the visitors.[3]

He joined the Eastern Province Kings for the 2011 season, making 16 appearances. Although he was included in the Kings' 2012 Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup squads, he did not play any games, but took up a role as a lineout coach. He retired at the end of 2012 and became the lineout coach for the Southern Kings.


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Barend Pieterse". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kings put faith in Kiwi Mooar". Sport24. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Barbarians 22-5 South Africa". 1 December 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2010.