Grant Hattingh

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Grant Hattingh
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Full nameGrant Neil Hattingh
Date of birth (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 28)
Place of birthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight107 kg (16 st 12 lb; 236 lb)
SchoolKingswood College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / Eighth Man
Current team Kobelco Steelers
Youth Career
2009–2011 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Maties 13 (35)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Western Province 2 (0)
2012 Lions 9 (5)
2012–2015 Blue Bulls 29 (10)
2013–2016 Bulls 46 (5)
2015–2018 Kubota Spears 24 (30)
2018–present Sunwolves 11 (10)
2018–present Kobelco Steelers 7 (15)
Correct as of 2 February 2019

Grant Neil Hattingh (born 3 October 1990 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a rugby union player who plays as a lock, flanker or eighthman for Japanese sides the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and Kobelco Steelers in the Top League.

Career[edit]

Hattingh played age-group level rugby for Western Province between 2009 and 2011 and also represented Maties in the 2011 and 2012 Varsity Cup competitions.[1] He broke into the Western Province Vodacom Cup team after the completion of the 2012 Varsity Cup and made his provincial debut on 21 April 2012 against the Eagles in Oudtshoorn. Hattingh was a 35th minute replacement for Tyrone Holmes in a 29-14 win for Province.[2]

In April 2012, Hattingh received a surprise call-up to the injury depleted Lions and he made his Super Rugby debut on 27 April 2012 as a 50th minute replacement for Hendrik Roodt as the Lions lost 34-20 to the Brumbies.[3]

In July 2012, he announced that he was joining the Blue Bulls on a ​2 12-year deal.[4] At the end of 2013, he signed a contract extension to tie him to the Blue Bulls until October 2016.[5]

Kubota Spears[edit]

In April 2015, Japanese Top League side Kubota Spears announced the signing of Hattingh for the 2015–16 Top League.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Grant Hattingh". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 14-29 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Lions 20-34 Brumbies". South African Rugby Union. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Lions star in trans-Jukskei move". rugby365.com. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Vodacom Bulls name group for Sun City training camp" (Press release). Blue Bulls. 13 December 2013. Archived from the original on 23 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ "ジャパンラグビーTL クボタスピアーズ2015年度新入団選手(追加)および新体制のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Kubota Spears. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

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