Jacques Potgieter

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Jacques Potgieter
Personal information
Full name Ulrich Jacques Potgieter
Born (1986-04-24) 24 April 1986 (age 30)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School(s) attended HTS Daniel Pienaar, Uitenhage
Club information
Playing position Flanker / Lock
Current club Bulls / Munakata Sanix Blues
Youth career
2004 Eastern Province Kings
2005–2007 Sharks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2008–2009 Sharks (Currie Cup) 2 (0)
2009–2011 Eastern Province Kings 36 (20)
2011–2013 Blue Bulls 7 (10)
2012–2013 Bulls 22 (15)
2014–2015 Waratahs 33 (15)
2014–present Munakata Sanix Blues 27 (20)
2016 Sharks 0 (0)
2016–present Bulls 0 (0)
Representative team(s)
2012 South Africa 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 15 January 2017.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 6 May 2015.

Ulrich Jacques Potgieter (born (1986-04-24)24 April 1986 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing Super Rugby with the Bulls and in the Top League with Munakata Sanix Blues.[1]


Youth / Sharks / Eastern Province Kings[edit]

He represented Eastern Province at the annual Craven Week rugby tournament in 2004 and then clinched a move to the Sharks, whom he represented at various youth levels before playing in the Vodacom Cup for two seasons before moving back to the Eastern Province Kings for the 2009 Currie Cup First Division season.

Blue Bulls / Bulls[edit]

In August 2011, the Blue Bulls announced that they had signed Potgieter for the 2012 season on a two-year contract.[2] An early release of his contract was secured and he joined the Bulls on 1 September.

Fukuoka Sanix Blues / Waratahs[edit]

In May 2013, it was revealed that he would leave the Bulls at the end of the 2013 Super Rugby season. He joined Japanese Top League side Fukuoka Sanix Blues – a deal later extended until 2017[3] – and would also play Super Rugby for the Waratahs in 2014 and 2015.[4][5]


In May 2015, it was announced that Potgieter would return to South Africa to join the Sharks on a two-year deal for the start of the 2016 Super Rugby season.[6] However, he did not make a single appearance for the side.

Return to the Bulls[edit]

An injury ruled Potgieter out for the start of the 2016 season and in May, the Bulls announced that he would return to Pretoria on a two-year deal with immediate effect.[7]

South Africa[edit]

He became a Springbok on 23 June 2012 against England during a test played at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jacques Potgieter". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Potgieter to stomp with the Bulls" (Press release). Bulls. 3 August 2011. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Japanse klub klou aan Potgieter". Media24 (Press release) (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jacques vir Bulle verlore". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ NSW Waratahs. "Waratahs Rugby confirms marquee signing" (Press release). Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jacques Potgieter signs" (Press release). Sharks. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Marais changes four as Vodacom Bulls face DHL Stormers" (Press release). Bulls. 18 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.