Hans van Dyk

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Hans van Dyk
Full name Hans Jacob van Dyk
Date of birth (1982-04-29) 29 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Bethal, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb; 225 lb)
School Middelburg Tech High School
University NWU Pukke
Notable relative(s) BW van Dyk (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Youth Career
2002 Leopards
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2006 Leopards 43 (15)
2007–2008 Griquas 37 (30)
2007–2008 Cheetahs 6 (0)
2009–2010 Lions 15 (0)
2009–2010 Golden Lions 20 (10)
2010–2011 Pumas 13 (5)
2012 Boland Cavaliers 6 (0)
2012–2013 SWD Eagles 22 (0)
Correct as of 7 October 2013
Correct as of 11 April 2013

Hans van Dyk (born 29 April 1982) is a former South African rugby union player.[1][2][3][4] His regular position was hooker.

He retired at the end of the 2013 season,[5] having made more than 160 first class appearances for the Leopards, Griquas, Golden Lions, Pumas, Boland Cavaliers and SWD Eagles domestically and the Cheetahs and Lions in Super Rugby.

Career[edit]

Van Dyk is a well-travelled player in South African domestic competition. He made his debut for the Leopards in 2005 and represented them for two seasons. In 2007, he joined the Griquas and was also called up into the Cheetahs Super Rugby squad, where he made six appearances.

After two seasons at Griquas, he joined Golden Lions and again played some Super Rugby, this time for the Lions.

In 2010, he then joined the Pumas for the 2010 Currie Cup Premier Division, but left them at the end of 2011.

He joined Boland Cavaliers for a short spell during the 2012 Vodacom Cup before joining SWD Eagles for the 2012 Currie Cup First Division.

Towards the end of 2012, he played in his 150th first class match.

He is the older brother of Leopards hooker BW van Dyk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Hans van Dyk". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SWD Eagles Player Profile Hans van Dyk". SWD Eagles. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "It's Rugby Player Profile Hans van Dyk". It's Rugby. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "World Artists Player Profile Hans van Dyk". World Artists. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vulindlu se heil by SWD". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Die Son. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.