Morné Mellett

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Morné Mellett
Full name Morné Melvin Mellett
Date of birth (1989-10-02) 2 October 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Boksburg, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
School Dr E.G. Jansen
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Youth Career
2006–2007 Falcons
2007–2010 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011 UP Tuks 4 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2014 Blue Bulls 26 (10)
2013–2015 Bulls 36 (0)
2010–2015 Total 62 (10)
Correct as of 13 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 South Africa Under-20 5 (0)
Correct as of 24 September 2012

Morné Melvin Mellett is a former South African rugby union player, that played with the Blue Bulls provincial team between 2010 and 2014 and with the Bulls Super Rugby team between 2013 and 2015.[1] His usual position is prop.

Career[edit]

After representing the Falcons at several youth tournaments, he joined the Blue Bulls in 2010.

He made his first team debut for the Blue Bulls in the 2010 Vodacom Cup, coming on as a substitute in their game against his former team, the Falcons.[2] He made several appearances in this competition over the next three seasons and finally made his Currie Cup debut in the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division against the Free State Cheetahs.[3]

He also played for UP Tuks in the 2010 and 2011 Varsity Cup competitions.

He retired in December 2015, aged just 26, on medical advice after he suffered a vertebral artery dissection earlier in the year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Morné Mellett". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Valke 7-50 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 34-30 Toyota Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mellett calls it a day" (Press release). Bulls. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.