Cameron Lindsay (rugby union)

Cameron Lindsay (born 15 October 1991, in Pretoria) is a South African rugby union player for the Pumas in the Currie Cup and in the Rugby Challenge.[1] His regular position is lock.

Cameron Lindsay
Date of birth (1991-10-15) 15 October 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Height2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb; 18 st 2 lb)
SchoolMichaelhouse, KwaZulu-Natal
UniversityUniversity of Stellenbosch /
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Pumas
Youth career
2009 Sharks
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2013 Maties ()
2014 NMMU Madibaz 5 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2017 Eastern Province Kings 18 (5)
2017–present Pumas 30 (5)
Correct as of 8 July 2019

CareerEdit

YouthEdit

Lindsay attended Michaelhouse school in KwaZulu-Natal and played for their Under-18 side at the 2009 Craven Week tournament.[2] In 2010, he moved to Cape Town to join Western Province. He made twelve appearances for the Western Province U19 side that won the 2010 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition, although Lindsay was an unused substitute in the final.[3]

In 2012, he was included in the Western Province U21 squad for the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship, but failed to play for them. He did however play some club rugby for university side Maties in the Western Province Super League in 2012.[4] He was named in their squad for the 2013 Varsity Cup,[5] but once again failed to make any appearances.

At the end of 2013, he joined Port Elizabeth-based side the Eastern Province Kings on trial[6] and joined the university side affiliated with the Kings, the NMMU Madibaz for the 2014 Varsity Cup.[7] He started five of their matches to help them to the semi-final of the competition.

Senior careerEdit

His performances in the 2014 Varsity Cup also earned him an inclusion in the Eastern Province Kings squad for the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition.[8] He was named in their starting line-up for their match against the SWD Eagles in George, making his first class debut in a 23–21 loss.[9] He retained his spot in the starting line-up for their next match against Boland Cavaliers, where he scored his first senior try.[10]

In June 2014, he was selected in the starting line-up for the Eastern Province Kings side to face Wales during a tour match during a 2014 incoming tour. He played the entire match as the Kings suffered a 12–34 defeat.[11]

International careerEdit

In May 2019 he was included in a preliminary 23-men squad for the Germany national team.[12] His name was suggested to the German coach Mike Ford by another fellow South African coaching the German Sevens team, Vuyo Zangqa.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Cameron Lindsay". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "FS outclass Blue Bulls at Craven Week". SuperSport. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 20-26 Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Uitslae" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 3 September 2012. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – FNB Maties : 2013 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Kings se spankeuse 'n balanseer-toertjie" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 17 September 2014. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – FNB NMMU : 2014 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Madibaz stars in Kings revamp". Herald Live. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 23-21 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 28-21 Regent Boland Cavaliers". South African Rugby Union. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 12-34 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Vorläufiger Adler-Kader für Portugal: Starkes Aufgebot und harter Konkurrenzkampf um 23-Kader". Total Rugby (in German). 25 May 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.