Jacques van Rooyen

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Jacques van Rooyen
Date of birth (1986-10-24) 24 October 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 122 kg (19 st 3 lb)
School Pretoria North High School
University University of Pretoria
Tshwane University of Technology
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Golden Lions / Lions
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2011 TUT Vikings 25 (5)
2011–2012 City of Armagh ()
2012–2013 Pretoria Police ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present Young Lions 14 (5)
2013–present Golden Lions 39 (15)
2014–present Lions 31 (5)
Correct as of 25 October 2016

Jacques van Rooyen (born 24 October 1986) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing Super Rugby with the Lions and Currie Cup rugby with the Golden Lions.[1] His regular position is prop.


Varsity Cup and amateur rugby[edit]

He represented the TUT Vikings in Varsity Cup rugby in the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons, making twenty five appearances in total.

He also played for Irish side City of Armagh in the 2011–2012 Ulster Senior League.[2]

Golden Lions[edit]

In 2013, after impressing at amateur club level with Pretoria Police, he joined Johannesburg-based team the Golden Lions. He made his first class debut in the opening match of the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition, coming on as a substitute against the Leopards.[3] Two weeks later, he made his first start in the same competition against near rivals the Blue Bulls.[4] He made six appearances in total for the Golden Lions, including playing in the quarter final and starting the semi-final, as well as the final, which the Lions won by beating the Pumas.[5]

He was also included in their squad for the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division season[6] and made his Currie Cup debut in the opening match of the season against the Free State Cheetahs.[7]

He was then included in the Lions squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[8] and made his debut in a 21–20 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.[9][10]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jacques van Rooyen". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "City Of Armagh Rugby Club I XV 17 v Banbridge Rugby Club I XV 15". In Touch Rugby. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Golden Lions 45-15 Leopards XV". South African Rugby Union. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Golden Lions 26-54 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 28-42 MTN Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – MTN Golden Lions : 2013 Absa Currie Cup Premier Division". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Golden Lions 29-30 Toyota Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "2014 Lions Super Rugby squad" (Press release). Lions. 11 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Match Centre: Cheetahs v Lions". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Cheetahs 20-21 Lions". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2016.