Zane Kirchner

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Zane Kirchner
Zane Kirchner (cropped).jpg
Full name Zane Kirchner
Date of birth (1984-06-16) 16 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth George, Western Cape, South Africa
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb; 14 st 7 lb)[1]
School P.W. Botha College, George
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Blue Bulls
Newport Gwent Dragons
Correct as of 7 March 2017
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2008–2013 Bulls 82 (105)
Correct as of 28 July 2013
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Emerging Springboks
South Africa
Correct as of 19 September 2015

Zane Kirchner (born 16 June 1984) is a South African international rugby union footballer who plays for Leinster. Previously he played at fullback for the Bulls in Super Rugby and the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup. Born in George, Western Cape, Kirchner attended PW Botha College in his home town, for whom he played at fly-half; he was first selected at fullback for the 2002 Craven Week.[2] He began his provincial rugby career with the Griquas, and made more than 50 appearances for the side between his Currie Cup debut in 2003 and his move to the Blue Bulls in 2007.[2] In five years with the Blue Bulls, Kirchner has made 64 Currie Cup appearances and scored 64 points. He made his debut for the Bulls (Super Rugby) franchise in 2008, and since then he has made a total of 81 appearances and scored 105 points. He won the Currie Cup in 2009 and the Super Rugby title in 2009 and 2010.

In April 2013, it was announced that Kirchner will leave the Bulls to join Irish team Leinster on a two-year deal.[3]

On 31 May 2014 Kirchner scored two tries as Leinster won the Pro-12 final to take the 2013–2014 title.[4]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Zane Kirchner". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Kirchner signs for Bulls". Fat Pig Productions. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Zane Kirchner to leave Bulls". Sport24. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leinster refusing to let their era end". Irish Independent. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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