Tiaan Liebenberg

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Tiaan Liebenberg
Full nameChristiaan Rudolph Liebenberg
Date of birth (1981-12-18) 18 December 1981 (age 37)
Place of birthKimberley, South Africa
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb; 240 lb)[1]
SchoolGrey College, Bloemfontein
UniversityNorth West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Notable relative(s)Hercú Liebenberg (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Youth Career
2001 Griquas
2002 Sharks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002 Sharks (Currie Cup) 2 (0)
2003–2006 Griquas 64 (22)
2006 Cheetahs 13 (5)
2006–2014 Western Province 62 (30)
2007–2014 Stormers 73 (25)
2009Toulon 6 (0)
2016 Free State XV 5 (15)
2002–2016 Total 219 (97)
Correct as of 25 October 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 South Africa (tour) 1 (0)
2009 Emerging Springboks 1 (0)
2012 South Africa (tests) 5 (0)
Correct as of 14 April 2013

Christiaan Rudolph Liebenberg (born 18 December 1981) is a former South African rugby union footballer who played as a hooker. He started his career at the Sharks in 2002 before joining Griquas the following year. He made 64 appearances for the Kimberley-based side between 2003 and 2006 and also played Super Rugby for the Cheetahs in 2006. He then played the remainder of his career in Cape Town, where he played domestic rugby for Western Province and Super Rugby for the Stormers. He also had a short spell at French Top 14 side Toulon in 2009.

He made his international debut for South Africa on 1 December 2007 against the Barbarians in London, aged 25. He then came up as replacement hooker against Australia in Perth on 8 September 2012 and as replacement hooker the following week against New Zealand in Dunedin, where South Africa lost by 10 points. He made a total of five test appearances for South Africa, plus the one tour match against the Barbarians.

He retired after the 2014 Currie Cup season.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SA Rugby Player Profile – Tiaan Liebenberg". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Tiaan groet rugby, trek Bloemfontein toe" (in Afrikaans). Netwerk24. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.

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