Michael Claassens

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Michael Claassens
Michael Claassens - US Oyonnax - Rugby club toulonnais, 28th September 2013.jpg
Date of birth (1982-10-28) 28 October 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Kroonstad, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb; 196 lb)[1]
Notable relative(s) Errie Claassens
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum Half
Current team Sharks / Sharks (Currie Cup)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2006 Free State Cheetahs 64 (80)
2005 Cats 9 (0)
2006–2007 Cheetahs 20 (0)
2007–2013 Bath 164 (155)
2013–2015 Toulon 37 (0)
2015–present Sharks (Currie Cup) 15 (15)
2016–present Sharks 15 (5)
Correct as of 9 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2007 South Africa 8 (0)
Correct as of 5 April 2016

Michael Claassens (born 28 October 1982 in Kroonstad, Free State) is a South African rugby union player for the Sharks in the Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby competition.

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.[2]

Errie Claassens, brother of Michael, formerly played at full-back or at wing.

Honours[edit]

Free State Cheetahs
Bath
Toulon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Bath Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Huge boost for Sharks" (Press release). Sharks. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. [permanent dead link]

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