Kevin Buys

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Kevin Buys
Full name Kevin Buys
Date of birth (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Benoni, South Africa
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
School Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen
University University of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Beaune
Youth Career
2005–2007 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 Blue Bulls 7 (0)
2007–2009 Brive 20 (5)
2009–2011 Golden Lions 24 (0)
2010–2011 Lions 13 (0)
2012–2013 Eastern Province Kings 2 (0)
2013 Southern Kings 17 (0)
2013–2017 Brive 75 (0)
2017–2018 Oyonnax 7 (0)
2018–present Beaune 0 (0)
Correct as of 10 September 2018

Kevin Buys (born 26 April 1986) is a South African rugby union player for Beaune in the Fédérale 1 in France.[1]


He started his playing career at the Blue Bulls as a youth player. In 2007, he made his debut in the Vodacom Cup competition. He then moved to French club CA Brive in November 2007. He played in the Espoirs (their reserve team), but graduated to the first team. He made 15 appearances for the team in the 2007–08 Top 14 season. He just made a further five appearances for the team the following season, three of those in the 2008–09 European Challenge Cup.[2]

He then returned to South Africa and joined the Golden Lions team in 2009. He played for them in the domestic Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions, as well as for the Lions in the Super Rugby competition. At the start of 2012, he linked up with the Eastern Province Kings. He was also named in the Southern Kings squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

In 2013, he rejoined French Top 14 side CA Brive for a second time.[3]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Kevin Buys". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Kevin Buys". Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Le pilier droit sud-africain Kevin Buys de retour au CA Brive". France 3 (in French). France 3. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.