|Date of birth||28 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Kroonstad, South Africa|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (14 st 0 lb; 196 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Errie Claassens|
|Rugby union career|
Claassens previously played for the Free State Cheetahs,the Springboks and Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership, where he plays as a scrum-half. In February 2015, the Sharks announced the signing of Claassens at the conclusion of the 2014–15 Top 14 season.
Errie Claassens, brother of Michael, formerly played at full-back or at wing.
- Currie Cup: 2005
- European Challenge Cup: 2007–2008