Faf de Klerk

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Faf de Klerk
Faf de Klerk.jpg
Faf de Klerk playing for Sale Sharks, 2017
Full nameFrançois de Klerk
Date of birth (1991-10-19) 19 October 1991 (age 27)
Place of birthNelspruit, South Africa
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb; 176 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Sale Sharks
Youth Career
2007–2009 Blue Bulls
2010–2011 Golden Lions
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2015 Pumas 56 (20)
2014–2017 Lions 65 (72)
2016 Golden Lions 1 (0)
2017 Golden Lions XV 2 (0)
2017–present Sale Sharks 24 (118)
Correct as of 1 July 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present South Africa 21 (15)
Correct as of 13 November 2018

François 'Faf' de Klerk (born 19 October 1991 in Nelspruit) is a South African rugby union player. He plays as a scrum-half for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership and for the South Africa national team.

Rugby career[edit]

School[edit]

De Klerk played rugby at school in Pretoria.[1]

Club[edit]

De Klerk was included in the Lions squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[2] and made his debut in a 21–20 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.[3][4]

He joined the Golden Lions Currie Cup team for the 2016 season.[5]

He joined English Premiership side Sale Sharks prior to the 2017–18 season on a three-year contract.[6] In his first season with Sale Sharks, De Klerk was nominated for the Premiership player of the 2018 season.

International rugby[edit]

On 28 May 2016, De Klerk was included in a 31-man South Africa squad for their three-test match series against a touring Ireland team.[7]

External links[edit]

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Faf de Klerk". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  • itsrugby.co.uk profile

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.thesouthafrican.com/faf-de-klerk-five-quick-facts/
  2. ^ "2014 Lions Super Rugby squad" (Press release). Lions. 11 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Match Centre: Cheetahs v Lions". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Cheetahs 20-21 Lions". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  5. ^ "De Klerk and Fourie sign with Lions Rugby" (Press release). Golden Lions. 3 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Sale Sharks announce signing of South Africa international Faf de Klerk" (Press release). Sale Sharks. 8 May 2017. Archived from the original on 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Squad of 31 ushers in new era of Springbok rugby". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.