Jaco Booysen

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Jaco Booysen
Personal information
Born 1966/1967 (age 49–50)
South Africa
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Flanker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–2001 Eastern Transvaal 132
Northern Transvaal
Total 132 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 Dewsbury Rams
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995–2000 South Africa 25 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Jaco Booysen is a South African rugby player who represented his country in rugby league at the 1995 and 2000 World Cups.

Rugby union career[edit]

Booysen made his début for Eastern Transvaal in 1987. He had a brief stint with Northern Transvaal but returned to Eastern Transvaal and later captained the side. When Booysen retired in 2001 after a severe neck injury he had played 132 matches for the Falcons.[1]

Rugby league career[edit]

Booysen played for the South African Rhinos 25 times in rugby league.[1] He captained the side at the 1995 World Cup and was also part of the squad at the 2000 World Cup.[2]

In 1996 he spent the season at the Dewsbury Rams, along with several other South African World Cup players. Despite the hype surrounding their arrival, the imports failed to make a lasting impression at the club and returned home the following year.


  1. ^ a b Booysen bowing out? news24.com, 25 September 2001
  2. ^ Fiji Can Beat Roos, Warn Rhinos Sydney Morning Herald, 11 October 1995