Braam van Straaten

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Braam van Straaten
Birth nameAbraham Johannes Jacobus
Date of birth (1971-09-28) 28 September 1971 (age 48)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Height6.10 ft (1.86 m)
Weight14.8 st (94 kg)
SchoolHoërskool Wonderboom
UniversityNKP
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003
2003–04
England Leeds
England Sale Sharks
22
16
(252)
(165)
Correct as of 24 June 2014
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–96
1997
1998
1999–2001
2004–05
Blue Bulls
SWD Eagles
Valke
Western Province
Griquas
21
27
17
24
?
(0)
(256)
(208)
(311)
(?)
Correct as of 24 June 2014
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998
1999–2001
Bulls
Stormers
9
32
(62)
(434)
Correct as of 24 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2001 South Africa South Africa 21 (221)
Correct as of 24 June 2014

Abraham Johannes Jacobus "Braam" van Straaten (born 28 September 1971) is a former South African rugby union footballer. He was capable of playing either at fly-half or centre, and represented the Springboks in 21 tests from 1999 to 2001, scoring 221 points.[1]

Van Straaten was born in Pretoria and made a relatively late start to professional rugby, making his debut for the Bulls in 1996 at the age of 24.

Joining the legion of former Springbok Rugby players that have participated in the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race, Van Straaten took on the challenge in 2009 and successfully completed the race with partner Corne Klem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Africa / Players & Officials / Braam van Straaten". scrum.com. Retrieved 30 January 2010.