Franco van der Merwe

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Franco van der Merwe
Personal information
Full name Franco van der Merwe
Born (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 31)
Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
School(s) attended Hartswater High School
University North-West University
Club information
Playing position Lock
Current club Golden Lions / Lions
Youth career
2002–04 Leopards
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2004–06 Leopards 58 (40)
2006–14 Golden Lions 104 (50)
2007–14 Lions 83 (35)
2013 Sharks 16 (0)
2014 Ulster 0 (0)
Representative team(s)
2013 South Africa 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 24 April 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 6 October 2013.

Franco van der Merwe (born 15 March 1983) is a South African rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is lock although he can also operate as a flanker. He represents the Lions in Super Rugby and the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup, and has previously played for the Leopards.

He joined the Sharks on loan for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[1]

Van der Merwe has been included in several Springbok squads since June 2012, but has not yet made an appearance for the team.

He left the Lions to join Irish side Ulster prior to the 2014–15 Pro12 season.[2] He signed a two-year deal starting on 1 August 2014.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lions to confirm mass exodus". Sport24. 3 Oct 2012. Retrieved 3 Oct 2012. 
  2. ^ "Franco replaces Johann at Ulster". Rugby365. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.