Francois Brummer

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Francois Brummer
Francois Brummer, Blou Bulle, 5-2017, a.jpg
Date of birth (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
School Hoërskool Waterkloof
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-Half
Current team Bulls / Toyota Industries Shuttles
Youth Career
2005–2010 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2011 Blue Bulls 49 (480)
2010–2011 Bulls 5 [note 1] (2)
2012–2015 Griquas 72 (262)
2013–2015 Cheetahs 4 (17)
2016–present Bulls 17 (119)
2016 Pumas 7 (46)
2017–present Toyota Industries Shuttles 0 (0)
Correct as of 20 May 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 South Africa Under-19 ()
2008–2009 South Africa Under-20 9 (105)
2016 South Africa 'A' 2 (15)
Correct as of 19 June 2016

Francois Brummer (born 17 May 1989) is a South African rugby union footballer, currently playing Bulls in Super Rugby and for Japanese Top League side Toyota Industries Shuttles. His regular playing position is fly-half, although he has played fullback on occasion.

Career[edit]

Bulls / Blue Bulls[edit]

Brummer came through the youth ranks at the Blue Bulls and went on to make 45 senior appearances in Pretoria, however these were largely confined to the Vodacom Cup competition.[6] He was part of the Bulls squad for the 2010 and 2011 Super Rugby season's although he only played in 5 matches.

Griquas[edit]

The lack of activity saw him switch to the Griquas in 2012 and he was the Peacock Blues regular fly-half until the end of 2015. The 2014 Vodacom Cup semi-final match against the Pumas,[7] Brummer set a new domestic record for the fastest drop-goal in a match when he scored one after just 20 seconds.[8]

Cheetahs[edit]

Solid performances for the Griquas saw him named in the Cheetahs squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season and so far he has made one appearance for the men from Bloemfontein.[9][10]

Pumas / Bulls[edit]

Brummer joined Nelspruit-based side the Pumas for the 2016 season.[11] He joined Super Rugby franchise the Bulls on loan for the 2016 Super Rugby season, rejoining the side from Pretoria where he previously made five Super Rugby appearances.[12]

Toyota Industries Shuttles[edit]

Brummer joined Japanese Top League side Toyota Industries Shuttles for the 2017–18 Top League season.[13]

International[edit]

Brummer played for South Africa Under-19 in the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship and South Africa Under-20 in the 2008 and 2009 IRB Junior World Championships.[10] He is the leading South African points scorer in the history of the IRB Junior World Championship.[14]

In 2016, he was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[15] He came on as a replacement in their first match in Bloemfontein[16] and scored his side's first try within two minutes of coming on and also converted three tries, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.[17] He then started the second match of the series, kicking two conversions in a 26–29 defeat to the Saxons in George.[18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to the South African Rugby Annual 2015, Brummer made just one appearance for the Bulls during the 2010 Super 14 season.[1] However, according to the South African Rugby Union website, he made four appearances as a replacement during the 2011 Super Rugby season in matches against the Stormers,[2] Crusaders,[3] Chiefs[4] and Rebels.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South African Rugby Annual 2015. 2015. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-620-62087-1. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Bulls 13-23 DHL Stormers". South African Rugby Union. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Crusaders 27-0 Vodacom Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Bulls 43-27 Chiefs". South African Rugby Union. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Bulls 47-10 Melbourne Rebels". South African Rugby Union. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Francois Brummer itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 14-15 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Brummer se skepdoel toe rekord". Volksblad. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "GW kry JP, Marnus terug". Cheetahs (in Afrikaans). Cheetahs. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "SA Rugby Player Profile – Francois Brummer". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Soet en suur vir Griekwas". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 27 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Youngsters get chance to shine as Vodacom Bulls name team for Cheetahs clash" (Press release). Bulls. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Two Bulls sign in Japan". SuperSport. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "IRB JWC All-time Statistics". IRB. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ackermann to coach SA ‘A’ against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "Youth and experience for SA ‘A’ opener against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 24-32 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 26-29 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.