Corniel van Zyl

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Corniel van Zyl
Full name Casparus Cornelius van Zyl
Date of birth (1979-01-27) 27 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Nelspruit, South Africa
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2004 Pumas 25 (10)
2003–2004 Rotherham Titans 4 (5)
2005–2007 Free State Cheetahs 48 (25)
2005 Cats 0 (0)
2006–2015 Cheetahs 24 (0)
2007–2015 Treviso 160 (35)
Correct as of 8 May 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Italy 8 (0)
Correct as of 8 May 2015
Teams coached
Years Team
2015–present Free State Cheetahs
(forwards coach)

Casparus Cornelius "Corniel" van Zyl (born 27 January 1979) is a South African-born Italian former rugby union footballer who played at lock. Van Zyl was part of the Italian squad at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[1]

He played for Italian side Treviso for eight seasons from 2007 to 2015 before retiring as a player to become the forwards coach at the Free State Cheetahs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". 2011 Rugby World Cup. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Franco Smith neem by Naka Drotske oor as breier" (Press release). Cheetahs. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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