Heinke van der Merwe

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Heinke van der Merwe
Heinke van der Merwe 2017-05-14 - 02.jpg
Birth nameHendrik Schalk van der Merwe
Date of birth (1985-05-03) 3 May 1985 (age 33)
Place of birthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp
UniversityUniversity of Johannesburg
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union footballer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present Stade Français 61 (5)
Correct as of 31 January 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2010
2010–2013
Golden Lions
Leinster
40
80
(10)
(15)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006
2007–2010
Sharks
Lions
8
44
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 10 November 2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–present South Africa 5 (0)
Correct as of 18 July 2015

Heinke van der Merwe (born 3 May 1985 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a professional South African rugby union player. His first tour with the Springboks was to France, Italy, Ireland & England in late 2009 where he played in one test and two touring matches.

In June 2010, van der Merwe joined Leinster on a 2-year contract, replacing CJ van der Linde at the province.[1]

In November 2012, van der Merwe was called up to the South African squad for their European tour, due to injury cover.[2]

He joined Stade Francais for the 2013/14 season.

Honours[edit]

  • Test debut: 24 November 2007 vs Wales in Cardiff aged 22
  • Last test: 18 July 2015 vs Australia in Brisbane aged 30
  • Total tests: 5
  • Tour matches: 3
  • Total Springbok matches: 4
  • Win ratio: 4–1–0
  • Tours:
    • Wales & England, 2007
    • France, Italy, Ireland & England, 2009
    • Ireland, Scotland & England, 2012
    • Rugby Championship 2015
  • SA Under-19 Player of the Season, 2004
  • Heineken Cup with Leinster - 2011, 2012
  • Pro 12 League winner with Leinster - 2013
  • French Top 14 winner with Stade Français - 2015

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Heinke van der Merwe". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  • Lions Profile