Riaan Viljoen

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Riaan Viljoen
Date of birth (1983-04-01) 1 April 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Carletonville, South Africa
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)
School Klerksdorp High School, South Africa
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Flyhalf / Wing
Current team Sunwolves / NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
Youth Career
2002–2003 Sharks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2007 Falcons 57 (218)
2008–2011 Griquas 74 (308)
2009–2011 Cheetahs 26 (45)
2010 Free State Cheetahs 1 (0)
2012–2013 Sharks 23 (40)
2012–2013 Sharks (Currie Cup) 11 (24)
2013–2015 NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 28 (97)
2015 Griquas 14 (25)
2016–present Sunwolves 15 (16)
2016–present NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 0 (0)
Correct as of 22 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 South Africa 2 (0)
Correct as of 12 October 2015

Riaan Viljoen (born 1 April 1983) is a professional South African rugby union rugby player, currently playing with Japanese Super Rugby side the Sunwolves and Top League West side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes. He was born in Carletonville, South Africa and his first tour with the Springboks was to France, Italy, Ireland and England in late 2009 where he played in two touring matches. He signed with the Sharks for the 2012 and the 2013 Super Rugby tournaments.

In 2013, he signed a deal to play in the Top League in Japan for NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.[1] For 2016 he joined the new Japanese Super Rugby team Sunwolves.

Honours[edit]

  • Tour matches: 2
  • Total Springbok matches: 2
  • Win ratio:
  • Tours:
    • France, Italy, Ireland & England, 2009.
    • North West Craven Week 2001.
    • Griquas Currie Cup 2008.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Riaan Viljoen rejoint NTT-Docomo Red Hurricanes". Japon Rugby (in French). 28 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.