Bevin Fortuin (born 6 February 1979) is a former South African international rugby union player and currently the head coach of the SWD Eagles.[1][2] His regular playing position was fullback or centre.

Bevin Fortuin
Full nameBevin André Fortuin
Date of birth (1979-02-06) 6 February 1979 (age 40)
Place of birthGeorge, South Africa
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)
SchoolGeorge High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Centre
Current team SWD Eagles
Youth career
1998–2000 SWD Eagles
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Blanco ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
SWD Eagles ()
2005–2009 Free State Cheetahs ()
2006–2008 Cheetahs 22 (25)
Correct as of 29 April 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2007 South Africa 2 (0)
2009 Southern Kings 1 (0)
Correct as of 29 April 2013
Teams coached
Years Team
2012 Blanco
2012–2013 SWD Eagles
(backline coach)
2013–2015 SWD Eagles
(head coach)
2016–present Blue Bulls



He started playing for local side SWD Eagles, playing for them at youth level from 1998 until he made his senior debut in 2000. He played for them for six seasons, before joining the Free State Cheetahs in 2005, where he spent a further four seasons. During this time, he also represented Super Rugby side the Cheetahs, making 22 appearances for them between 2006 and 2008.

He returned to the SWD Eagles for the 2009 Currie Cup First Division, as well as the 2010 season. In early 2011, he announced that he would be a candidate for the Democratic Alliance in the South African municipal election, 2011.[3] The SWD Rugby Union distanced themselves from him and he was not offered a contract for 2012.


During his career, he made two appearances for South Africa in international rugby.[4]

He made his debut for South Africa against Ireland in 2006. In 2007, he was included in the South African team for the 2007 Tri Nations tournament, where he played in one match against Australia.


He joined club side Blanco instead for 2011, first as a player, but later as their coach, guiding them to the 2012 National Club Championships.[5] He joined the SWD Eagles coaching staff for the 2012 season and was appointed head coach after the 2013 Vodacom Cup season.[6]

He remained the head coach for the SWD Eagles until the end of the 2015 season; he then moved to Pretoria to join the coaching staff of the Blue Bulls.[7]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Bevin Fortuin". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "ESPN Scrum Player Profile Bevin Fortuin". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Fortuin se politiek pla rugbyunie". News24 (in Afrikaans). 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  4. ^ Enslin, Grundlingh. "Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame". Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Blanco suffer heavy defeat on opening day of National Club Championships". The Gremlin. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Ex-Bok Fortuin to coach SWD". Sport24. Media24. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Arende stel breiers vry om vlerke te sprei". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 7 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.