Frans Sisita

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Frans Sisita
Full name Frans Leonardo Sisita
Date of birth (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Pomfret, South Africa
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb)
School Sand du Plessis High School, Bloemfontein
University Central University of Technology
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Griffons
Youth Career
2007–2011 Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2015 CUT Ixias 32 (20)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present Griffons 21 (10)
2014 Griquas 1 (0)
Correct as of 23 July 2016

Frans Leonardo Sisita (born (1990-08-06)6 August 1990 in Pomfret, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Griffons.[1] His regular position is flanker.

Career[edit]

Youth and Varsity Shield[edit]

He represented Bloemfontein-based side Free State Cheetahs at the Under-18 Academy Week tournaments in 2007 and 2008. He then played club rugby for university side CUT Ixias, representing them in the Varsity Shield tournament from 2011 to 2014. Sisita was a regular member of the side as they won the competition three times in four seasons and winning promotion to the Varsity Cup in 2014.

Griffons and Griquas[edit]

In 2013, Sisita was included in the Griffons squad for the 2013 Currie Cup First Division competition. He made a single appearance, playing off the bench in a 40–33 defeat against the Leopards in Potchefstroom to make his first class debut.[2]

In 2014, he was called into the Griquas squad during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition during an injury crisis for the Kimberley-based outfit. He also made just one appearance for them, coming on as a late reserve against the Falcons.[3]

He returned to the Griffons for the 2014 Currie Cup qualification campaign and started a first class match for the first time against the SWD Eagles in George.[4] He was a key member of their 2014 Currie Cup First Division-winning side. He played in the final and helped the Griffons win the match 23–21[5] to win their first trophy for six years.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Frans Sisita". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards 40-33 Down Touch Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – GWK Griquas 64-34 Valke". South African Rugby Union. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 40-37 Down Touch Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Down Touch Griffons 23-21 Valke". South African Rugby Union. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Currie Cup Griffons win First Division title". Sport24. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.