Travis Ismaiel

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Travis Ismaiel
Full nameTravis Keenan Ismaiel
Date of birth (1992-06-02) 2 June 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthCape Town, South Africa
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
SchoolTygerberg High School, Parow
UniversityUniversity of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger
Current team Harlequins
Youth Career
2011–2013 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 UP Tuks 0 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2017 Blue Bulls 42 (110)
2014–2018 Bulls 39 (50)
2019 Blue Bulls XV 5 (20)
Correct as of 15 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Under-20 1 (0)
2016 South Africa 'A' 2 (0)
2018 South Africa 1 (5)
Correct as of 3 June 2018

Travis Keenan Ismaiel (born 2 June 1992 in Cape Town) is a South African rugby union player for the Harlequins in the English Premiership.[1] His regular position is winger.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

He played for the Blue Bulls U19 team in the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition and for the Blue Bulls U21 team in 2012 and 2013.

He was included in the South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship competition and made one appearance for them, in their pool stage match against Italy.[2] He was also an unused substitute in the final against New Zealand.[3]

Blue Bulls[edit]

He made his first class debut for the Blue Bulls in their opening match of the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition, starting their match against Griquas.[4] He scored his first senior try a week later, when he dotted down in the 78th minute against the Pumas.[5] He made seven appearances in total in that competition, scoring six tries.

His Currie Cup debut came later in the same year, when he was included in the Blue Bulls starting team to face Western Province in the opening match of the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division season.[6]

South Africa 'A'[edit]

In 2016, Ismaiel was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[7] He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Bloemfontein,[8] but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.[9] He was named on the bench for the second match of the series, coming on as a second-half replacement in a 26–29 defeat to the Saxons in George.[10]

Harlequins[edit]

On 2 July 2019, it was announced that Ismael would sign for English Premiership Harlequins.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Travis Ismaiel". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 52-3 Italy". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – New Zealand 16-22 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – GWK Griquas 32-40 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 42-44 Steval Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Bulls now take their orders in English". SuperSport. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Ackermann to coach SA 'A' against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Youth and experience for SA 'A' opener against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 24-32 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 26-29 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Harlequins sign Travis Ismaiel" (Press release). Harlequins. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.