Francois Esterhuyzen

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Francois Esterhuyzen
Date of birth (1994-11-16) 16 November 1994 (age 24)
Place of birthSomerset West, South Africa
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb; 16 st 5 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Overberg /
Tygerberg High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Boland Cavaliers
Youth Career
2010–2012 Boland Cavaliers
2013–2015 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2015 Hamiltons ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Boland Cavaliers 31 (10)
Correct as of 27 October 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Schools 1 (0)
Correct as of 22 July 2018

Francois Esterhuyzen (born (1994-11-16)16 November 1994) is a South African rugby union player for the Boland Cavaliers in the Currie Cup and the Rugby Challenge.[1] His regular position is hooker.

Rugby career[edit]

Esterhuyzen was born in Somerset West. He represented the Boland Cavaliers at high school level, culminating in a call-up to the South Africa Schools squad in 2012. He made one appearance for the team, in a match against Wales in the 2012 Under-18 International Series.[2]

He then moved to Cape Town to join the Western Province academy, where he played at youth level, as well as representing club side Hamiltons in the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Community Cup.

He returned to the Boland Cavaliers for the 2016 season, and made his first class debut for the side in their match against the Eastern Province Kings in Round Two of the 2016 Currie Cup qualification series.[3] He helped the Boland Cavaliers to third spot in the competition, securing a place in the 2016 Currie Cup Premier Division.[4] He made his Currie Cup debut in August 2016 – again, in a Round Two match against the Eastern Province Kings[5] – eventually making six appearances in South Africa's premier domestic competition.


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Francois Esterhuyzen". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 24-16 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland Cavaliers 37-18 EP Kings". South African Rugby Union. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Log – 2016 Currie Cup Qualifying". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province 10-28 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.