Justin van Staden

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Justin van Staden
Full name Justin van Staden
Date of birth (1990-06-03) 3 June 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Tzaneen, South Africa
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
School Merensky High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full-back
Current team Pumas
Youth Career
2008 Limpopo Blue Bulls
2009–2010 Blue Bulls
2011 Pumas
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 UP Tuks 6 (69)
2011 TUT Vikings 6 (0)
2013 NMMU Madibaz 8 (50)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 Blue Bulls 1 (0)
2012 Eastern Province Kings 7 (66)
2013 SWD Eagles 12 (139)
2014–present Pumas 49 (321)
Correct as of 9 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 South African Universities 1 (10)
Correct as of 8 May 2013

Justin van Staden is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Pumas.[1]

Career[edit]

He played for Limpopo Blue Bulls in the 2008 Craven Week tournament and then joined the Blue Bulls for 2009 and 2010, making one substitute appearance in the 2010 Vodacom Cup, before joining the Pumas in 2011. In 2012, he joined Despatch Rugby Club, but was soon drafted into the Eastern Province Kings squad, where he was included in their 2012 Vodacom Cup squad.[2] He made his starting debut in the second game of the season against the Border Bulldogs.

He joined the SWD Eagles before the 2013 Currie Cup First Division season,[3] but left after just one season to join the Pumas as a replacement for Carl Bezuidenhout.[4]

He also played in the Varsity Cup competition, playing for UP Tuks in 2010, for TUT Vikings in 2011 and for NMMU Madibaz in 2013.

He was also named in a South African Universities team that played against Namibia in 2013.[5]

He was a member of the Pumas side that won the Vodacom Cup for the first time in 2015, beating Western Province 24–7 in the final.[6] Van Staden made eight appearances during the season, contributing 30 points with the boot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Justin van Staden". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Van Staden skitter in sy debuut vir Kings". Die Son (in Afrikaans). 19 March 2012. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Gerber, Jeremy (9 May 2013). "4 van NMMU nou Arende". Die Son (in Afrikaans). Media24. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Van Staden vervang Bezuidenhout" (in Afrikaans). SupaRugby. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "SA Universities squad named to face Namibia". South African Rugby Union. 25 April 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Steval Pumas first-time Vodacom Cup champions – Final Review". South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.