Frik Kirsten

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Frik Kirsten
Full name Frederick Barend Christoffel Kirsten
Date of birth (1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Sandton, South Africa
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
School Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
University University of Pretoria
Notable relative(s) Jannes Kirsten (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Blue Bulls / Bulls
Youth Career
2004–2008 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 UP Tuks 1 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2013 Blue Bulls 47 (0)
2009–2014 Bulls 34 (0)
2008–2013 Total 81 (0)
Correct as of 12 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005 S.A. Schools B ()
2006 S.A. Schools U18 ()
2007 South Africa Under-19 ()
2008 South Africa U20 5 (5)
Correct as of 1 August 2013

Frederick Barend Christoffel Kirsten (born (1988-08-18)18 August 1988) is a former South African rugby union footballer that played as a prop. He represented the Bulls in the international Super Rugby competition between 2009 and 2014 and the Blue Bulls in the domestic Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions between 2008 and 2013, making 81 first class appearances for the Pretoria-based side.

After making his first class debut during the 2008 Vodacom Cup, he made his Super Rugby debut against the Blues in 2009 and his Currie Cup debut in 2009 against Western Province in the same year.

In 2013, he was called up to the South Africa squad following an injury to Frans Malherbe,[1] but failed to make any appearances for the Springboks.

He announced his retirement in December 2014, aged 26, after suffering a neck injury in February of that year.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Frik Kirsten called up to Springbok squad". South African Rugby Union. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kirsten to call it a day" (Press release). Bulls. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.