Lourens Adriaanse

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Lourens Adriaanse
Full name Lourens Cornelius Adriaanse
Date of birth (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb; 260 lb)
School Paarl Gimnasium
University Stellenbosch University
Notable relative(s) Jacobie Adriaanse (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Sharks
Youth Career
2004–2009 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2010 Maties 16 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2013 Griquas 37 (15)
2011–2013 Cheetahs 30 (0)
2014–present Sharks 46 (0)
2014 Sharks (Currie Cup) 14 (15)
2017–future Pau 0 (0)
Correct as of 9 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 South Africa Students 2 (0)
2013–present South Africa 6 (0)
2014 Barbarians 2 (0)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (0)
Correct as of 26 November 2016

Lourens Cornelius Adriaanse (born 5 February 1988) is a South African rugby union footballer who plays as a tighthead prop.

Career[edit]

Adriaanse was born in Cape Town and has played in the Western Province youth teams. He represented Maties in the Varsity Cup in 2009 and 2010, before moving to the Griquas for the 2011 season. His domestic performances saw a quick elevation to the Cheetahs Super Rugby team and he debuted in a match against the Reds in Brisbane.[1]

He joined the Sharks for the start of the 2014 season.[2] He was included in their squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[3] and made his debut for the Sharks in a 31–16 victory against the Bulls in Durban.[4][5]

He joined Pau on a three-year deal prior to the 2017–18 season.[6]

International[edit]

Adriaanse was called up to the South Africa squad for the 2013 mid-year rugby union tests against Italy, Scotland and Samoa, but he didn't play in any of the matches. He finally made his Springbok debut in a test against France on 23 November 2013 in Paris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Lourens Adriaanse". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stut-skok vir GW, Cheetahs". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sharks 2014 squad" (Press release). Sharks. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Match Centre: Sharks v Bulls". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Cell C Sharks 31-16 Vodacom Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Le pilier droit international Sud-Africain Lourens Adriaanse s'engage !" (Press release) (in French). Section Paloise. 18 April 2017. Archived from the original on 18 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 

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