Deon Carstens

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Deon Carstens
Full name Pieter-Deon Carstens
Date of birth (1979-06-03) 3 June 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb; 256 lb)
School Boland Agricultural High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2009 Sharks (Currie Cup) 94 (50)
2001–2010 Sharks 84 (20)
2010–2011 Saracens 19 (5)
2012 Western Province 13 (0)
2012 Stormers 5 (0)
Correct as of 14 April 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998 South Africa Under-19 ()
2000 South Africa Under-21 ()
2002–2009 South Africa 10 (0)
Correct as of 14 April 2013

Deon Carstens (born 3 June 1979 in Goodwood, Cape Town), is a former South African rugby union footballer. He played rugby for the Sharks and Stormers in Super Rugby and for Sharks and Western Province in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions. He also played for Saracens in the English Premiership.

He announced his retirement in 2013 after an ongoing back injury.[1]

Career[edit]

Carstens attended Franschoek Primary and Boland High School and represented the South African Under-19 side in 1998 at tight head prop.[2] Carstens made his senior provincial and Super rugby debut in 2001 for the Sharks. He was selected to tour Europe with the South African national side in 2002 and made his test debut on that tour, against Scotland on 16 November 2002. Scotland won the match by a record score of 21 points to 6.[3] He is a versatile player who can cover either side of the front row. In April 2010 it was announced that Carstens had agreed to join the Saracens FC for the 2010–11 season. In November 2011, it was announced that he returned to South Africa to join the Stormers for the 2012 Super Rugby season.[4] Carstens has won the Currie Cup 3 times, twice with Natal (2008 & 2010) and once with Western Province (2012). He was also part of the Saracens squad that won the 2010–11 English Premiership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deon Carstens forced to retire". Sport24. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Deon Carstens". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Enslin, Grundlingh. "South Africa 6 Scotland 21". Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame. 
  4. ^ "WP/Stormers player movement". SuperSport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2013.