|Full name||Ulrich Jacques Potgieter|
24 April 1986 |
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb)|
|School(s) attended||HTS Daniel Pienaar, Uitenhage|
|Playing position||Flanker / Lock|
|Current club||Bulls / Munakata Sanix Blues|
|2004||Eastern Province Kings|
|2008–2009||Sharks (Currie Cup)||2||(0)|
|2009–2011||Eastern Province Kings||36||(20)|
|2014–present||Munakata Sanix Blues||27||(20)|
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 15 January 2017.
Youth / Sharks / Eastern Province Kings
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
In August 2011, the Blue Bulls announced that they had signed Potgieter for the 2012 season on a two-year contract. An early release of his contract was secured and he joined the Bulls on 1 September.
Fukuoka Sanix Blues / Waratahs
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 – and would also play Super Rugby for the Waratahs in 2014 and 2015.
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. However, he did not make a single appearance for the side.
Return to the Bulls
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jacques Potgieter". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
- "Potgieter to stomp with the Bulls" (Press release). Bulls. 3 August 2011. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
- "Japanse klub klou aan Potgieter". Media24 (Press release) (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "Jacques vir Bulle verlore". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
- NSW Waratahs. "Waratahs Rugby confirms marquee signing" (Press release). Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Jacques Potgieter signs" (Press release). Sharks. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
- "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.