WP Nel

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W.P. Nel
Full name Willem Petrus Nel
Date of birth (1986-04-30) 30 April 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Loeriesfontein, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
School Drostdy THS
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Tighthead Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– Edinburgh 78 (65)
correct as of 27 April 2015.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
W. Province
correct as of 18 May 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–12 Cheetahs 46 (45)
correct as of 16 July 2012.

WP Nel (born 30 April 1986) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays as a prop for the Edinburgh Rugby in both RaboDirect Pro12. He has previously represented Free State Cheetahs, Western Province and the Boland Cavaliers.

Nel joined Scottish Pro 12 side Edinburgh in July 2012.[1]

Having played for Edinburgh for three years, Nel will become eligible to represent Scotland in June 2015, and has claimed he would decline an invitation to represent his native Springboks in order to do so.[2]


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