Ryno Eksteen

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Ryno Eksteen
Full name Ryno Eksteen
Date of birth (1994-10-03) 3 October 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Centurion, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb; 194 lb)
School Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Full-back
Current team Cheetahs / Free State Cheetahs
Youth Career
2010–2012 Blue Bulls
2015 Western Province
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 Stormers 1 (0)
2015 Western Province 2 (0)
2017–present Cheetahs 0 (0)
2017–present Free State Cheetahs 3 (21)
Correct as of 3 September 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Schools 3 (0)
Correct as of 25 February 2014

Ryno Eksteen (born 3 October 1994 in Centurion) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Cheetahs in Super Rugby and the Free State Cheetahs in the domestic Currie Cup.[1] His regular position is fly-half or full-back.

Career[edit]

Eksteen represented the Blue Bulls in the 2010 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week competition and in the 2012 Under-18 Craven Week tournament, where he was top points scorer for the tournament and helped the Blue Bulls win the unofficial final against the Golden Lions.[2] His performance saw him called up to the 2012 South African Schools side[3] that played against France,[4] Wales[5] and England[6] in August 2012.

He joined the Western Province Rugby Institute for the 2013 season[2] – moving in the opposite direction to Western Province's Craven Week and fellow S.A. Schools fly-half Handré Pollard, who joined the Blue Bulls. However, a knee injury ruled him out of action for the 2013 season.[7]

Stormers[edit]

He was included in the pre-season training squad for the Stormers prior to the 2014 Super Rugby season[8] and also made the final Stormers squad.[9]

He made his Super Rugby debut in the opening match of the season, a 34–10 loss to the Lions.[10] Incredibly, he played Super Rugby without making any appearances in the South African domestic Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions, or even playing at Under-21 or Under-19 level for Western Province.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ryno Eksteen". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "WP sign young flyhalves". Sport24. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "SARU names SA School Squad of 28". SuperSport. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 17-7 France". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 24-16 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 36-29 England". South African Rugby Union. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ryno Eksteen : The Stormers". Stormers. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "DHL Stormers announce 2014 pre-season squad". Stormers. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – DHL Stormers : 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Lions 34-10 DHL Stormers". South African Rugby Union. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2016.