Gerhard Nortier

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Gerhard Nortier
Full name Gerhard Johan Nortier
Date of birth (1989-03-04) 4 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth George, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb)
School Oudtshoorn High School, Oudtshoorn
University North-West University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Leopards
Youth Career
2005–2007 SWD Eagles
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2013 NWU Pukke 13 (115)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 Leopards 22 (96)
2015 SWD Eagles 0 (0)
2015–2017 Bradford & Bingley 28 (281)
2017–present Leopards 0 (0)
Correct as of 11 October 2014

Gerhard Johan Nortier (born 4 March 1989 in George, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Leopards.[1] His regular position is fly-half.

Career[edit]

Youth and Varsity rugby[edit]

Nortier represented the South Western Districts at youth level, playing for them at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in 2005 and the Under-18 Craven Week tournaments in 2006 and 2007.

He then moved to Potchefstroom, joining the Leopards. He played for the Leopards U19 side in the 2008 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition and for the Leopards U21 side in the Under-21 competitions in 2009 and 2010.

He also played Varsity Cup rugby for the Potchefstroom-based university NWU Pukke, representing them in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the tournament. In 2012, he played in all 8 matches for the NWU Pukke and finished as joint second top points scorer in the competition – just one point behind UP Tuks' Wesley Dunlop[2] – and in 2013, he finished third.[3]

Senior career[edit]

After his successful season in the 2012 Varsity Cup, Nortier was included in the Leopards squad for the 2012 Vodacom Cup competition. He made his first class debut for them in their Round 4 defeat to the Blue Bulls,[4] with his first points coming in their match against the Pumas.[5] He played an even bigger role in the Leopards' 2012 Currie Cup First Division season; after making his debut in the first match of the season against the Pumas,[6] Nortier scored two tries, a conversion and a penalty in his ten appearances.

He made just one appearance in the 2013 Currie Cup First Division season, against the Pumas,[7] before injury ruled him out of the remainder of 2013. However, he returned in style during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition, where he finished as the Leopards XV' top points scorer scoring 79 points in his seven starts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Gerhard Nortier". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2012 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2013 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards 15-28 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Ford Pumas 46-10 Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards 32-23 Ford Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 38-20 Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2016.