Boom Prinsloo

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Boom Prinsloo
Personal information
Full name Johannes Gerhardus Pienaar Prinsloo
Nickname Boom
Born (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 28)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of the Free State
Club information
Playing position Flank / Number Eight
Current club Cheetahs / Free State Cheetahs
Youth career
2007–2010 Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team
2010 UFS Shimlas 8 (35)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2010–present Free State Cheetahs 37 (60)
2011 Emerging Cheetahs 1 (0)
2013 Free State XV 3 (25)
2012–present Cheetahs 49 (70)
Representative team(s)
2010–2012 South Africa Sevens 7 ()

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 17 July 2016.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 23 July 2013.
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  South Africa
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi Team competition

Johannes Gerhardus Pienaar "Boom" Prinsloo (born 12 March 1989) is a South African rugby union footballer who regularly plays as a loose forward. He plays Super Rugby with the Cheetahs and Currie Cup rugby with the Free State Cheetahs.


Prinsloo is a Bloemfontein native and currently represents the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.[1]

He previously played for the UFS Shimlas in the 2010 Varsity Cup where he notched up an impressive 7 tries in 8 appearances and won the competitions' 'Player that Rocks' award.[2]


Prinsloo represented the Blitzbokke between 2010 and 2012 and played in a total of 7 IRB Sevens World Series tournaments.[3]

Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Boom Prinsloo". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prinsloo Rocks the most". Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Blitzbokke hit Middelburg". Sport 24. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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