Shaun Sowerby

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Shaun Sowerby
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Full name Richard Shaun Sowerby
Date of birth (1978-07-01) 1 July 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Vereeniging
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 238 lb (108 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) No. 8
Current team FC Grenoble
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg) ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Stade Français
Stade Toulousain
FC Grenoble
Correct as of 4 November 2012
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003 Sharks ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002  South Africa 1 (0)

Shaun Sowerby (born (1978-07-01)1 July 1978) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays for FC Grenoble in the top French rugby competition, the Top 14. Prior to playing at the Stade Ernest-Wallon he turned out for Stade Français Paris, who he moved to from the Sharks in South Africa. In the summer of 2007, he transferred to Stade Francais' rivals Stade Toulousain, where he greatly impressed.

His usual position is as a number 8. Sowerby also captained the Sharks in South Africa for a year in 2003 which was their 2nd worst finish in Super Rugby history. He also played for the South African national team, Springboks, making his debut against Samoa. He has also won the French championship in the 2007–08 season with his club Toulouse. In 2010, he won the Heineken Cup, also with Toulouse. He moved to FC Grenoble for the start of the 2012–13 season.[1]

At the start of 2014, Sowerby announced his intention to retire from the game at the end of the 2013–14 season.[2] He was subsequently appointed as the forwards coach of South African provincial side the Eastern Province Kings.[3]

On 30 December 2014, Sowerby joining the backroom staff as the new forwards coach for French club Montpellier.[4]


  1. ^ "Shaun Sowerby Profile". Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Former Springbok to retire". Sport24. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shaun Sowerby confirmed as Kings Forwards Coach". MyPE. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Montpellier unveil White as new boss". 30 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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