Jacques Nieuwenhuis

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Jacques Nieuwenhuis
Date of birth (1980-03-23) 23 March 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Brakpan, South Africa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)
School Hoërskool Hoogland, Brakpan
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Number eight
Youth Career
1998–2002 Falcons
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2014 Brakpan 8 (15)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2007 Falcons 91 (95)
2008–2011 Aurillac 75 (30)
2012 Falcons 9 (15)
Correct as of 27 March 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2011 Namibia 23 (30)
Correct as of 27 March 2015

Jacques Nieuwenhuis (born (1980-03-23)23 March 1980 in Brakpan, South Africa) is a former professional rugby union player and currently a referee on the contenders squad panel of the South African Rugby Referees' Association.[1][2]

Through a Namibian mother, he qualified to play for Namibia and represented them at the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups. He also made 100 first class appearances for South African provincial side the Falcons and 75 for French side Aurillac. He regularly played as a flanker or number eight.


He scored a try in Namibia's first match in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in a game against Ireland. He later blotted his copybook by being the first Namibian to be sent off at a World Cup against France.


  1. ^ "Contenders Squad". SA Referees. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jacques Nieuwenhuis - RWC to referee". SA Rugby Referees. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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