Reynier van Rooyen

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Reynier van Rooyen
Full name Reynier van Rooyen
Date of birth (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Nelspruit, South Africa
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 75 kg (11 st 11 lb)
School Rob Ferreira High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Pumas
Youth Career
2009 Border Bulldogs
2010–2011 Eastern Province Kings
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 Eastern Province Kings 5 (0)
2013–present Pumas 60 (35)
Correct as of 9 October 2016

Reynier van Rooyen (born 25 April 1990) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Pumas.[1] His regular position is scrum-half.

Career[edit]

He played at Under-19 level for the Border Bulldogs in 2009 before moving to the Eastern Province Kings, representing them in the 2010 and 2011 Under-21 Currie Cup competitions.

He was one of 8 academy players that graduated to the first team for 2012[2] and was included in the squad for the 2012 Vodacom Cup.

He was named on the bench for the game against Free State XV on 30 March 2012,[3] but made his debut on 30 July 2012 in the opening game of the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season against Boland Cavaliers.[4]

He was a member of the Pumas side that won the Vodacom Cup for the first time in 2015, beating Western Province 24–7 in the final.[5] Van Rooyen made eight appearances during the season, scoring one try.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Reynier van Rooyen". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "OP-akademie lewer agt spelers vir Kings-groep" (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 2011-11-24. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 36-22 Toyota Free State XV". South African Rugby Union. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Regent Boland Kavaliers 20-25 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Steval Pumas first-time Vodacom Cup champions – Final Review". South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.