Sarel Pretorius

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Sarel Pretorius
Full name Sarel Johannes Pretorius
Date of birth (1984-04-18) 18 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
School Reitz High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half
Current team Newport Gwent Dragons
Youth Career
2003 Griffons
2005 Free State Cheetahs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2007 Falcons 37 (80)
2007–2011 Griquas 65 (125)
2008–2011 Cheetahs 38 (75)
2012 Waratahs 14 (10)
2012–2015 Free State Cheetahs 33 (70)
2013–2015 Cheetahs 39 (45)
2015–present Newport Gwent Dragons 0 (0)
Correct as of 13 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 Emerging Springboks 3 (0)
2009 Royal XV 1 (0)
Correct as of 12 July 2014

Sarel Johannes Pretorius is a South African rugby player who plays at scrum half.[1] He currently plays for Welsh Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons.

Career[edit]

During 2007–2011 he played in the Currie Cup for Griquas and made his Super Rugby debut for the Cheetahs in 2009 against the Western Force. In 2010 and 2011 he played in every match. In the 2011 Super Rugby competition he equalled Bjorn Basson from the Bulls as the top tryscorer with nine tries. In 2008 he played for the Emerging Springboks and in 2009 he played for the Royal XV against the touring British and Irish Lions.

Pretorius signed for the Waratahs for two years starting in 2012.[2] After just a single season, however, he returned in 2013 to the Cheetahs to play Super Rugby again for them.[3]

In January 2015, Pretorius announced that he would join the Welsh regional team Newport Gwent Dragons at the end of the 2014–2015 season.[4]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN SCRUM / Super Rugby 2011 / Players & Officials / Sarel Pretorius". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Waratahs sign rising star Pretorius from Cheetahs". Sydney Morning Herald. Rugby Heaven. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pretorius to play Super Rugby for Cheetahs in 2013". rugbyweek.com. 7 Sep 2012. Retrieved 7 Sep 2012. 
  4. ^ "Newport Gwent Dragons secure scrum-half Sarel Pretorius". BBC. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.