Japie Mulder

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Date of birth (1969-10-18) 18 October 1969 (age 50)
Place of birthSprings, South Africa
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb; 185 lb)
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union footballer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994-2001 South Africa 34 (35)
Correct as of 26 June 2015

Jacobus Cornelius Mulder, better known as Japie Mulder (born 18 October 1969 in Springs, South Africa), is a former South African rugby union player who played for the South Africa national rugby union team between 1994 and 2001.

He played as a centre: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) and 77 kg (170 lb).

He is now an employee of the telecommunications infrastructure company, Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd.

In 2007 he pleaded guilty to the indecent assault and attempted rape of a South African schoolgirl who was the daughter of a close friend.[1]

On 29 December 2009, Mulder and his wife and children were hijacked in the East Rand. Mulder was forced into the boot in the car, while his hijackers stole money from his bank account.[2]



South Africa national rugby union team[edit]

He played his first test match for the Springboks on 23 July 1994 against New Zealand (lost 13-9).



South Africa national rugby union team[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Other caps[edit]

  • Springboks A International (in 1994).
  • Student international.


  1. ^ "Japie Mulder pleads guilty to indecent assault". Mail & Guardian. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Nightmare hijacking for ex-Bok". News24. 30 December 2009.

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