Clayton Blommetjies

Clayton Anthony Blommetjies (born 30 August 1990) is a South African rugby union player for the Cheetahs in the Pro14 and the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup. His usual position is either full-back or wing.

Clayton Blommetjies
Full nameClayton Anthony Blommetjies
Date of birth (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthPaarl, South Africa
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight87 kg (13 st 10 lb; 192 lb)
SchoolNew Orleans S.S.S.
Occupation(s)Professional rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Wing
Current team Cheetahs / Free State Cheetahs
Youth career
2006–2008 Boland Cavaliers
2009–2011 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2014 UP Tuks 16 (46)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2014 Blue Bulls 41 (60)
2014–2017 Free State Cheetahs 36 (46)
2015–2018 Cheetahs 54 (60)
2015 Free State XV 1 (0)
2018–2019 Scarlets 6 (5)
2019Leicester Tigers 2 (5)
2019–present Free State Cheetahs 5 (10)
2019–present Cheetahs 1 (0)
Correct as of 21 October 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 South Africa Students 1 (10)
2009 South Africa Under-20 2 (0)
2012 South Africa Sevens
2016 Barbarians 1 (0)
Correct as of 22 April 2018

CareerEdit

After representing Boland Cavaliers at youth level, he joined the Blue Bulls in 2009.

He has made a total of 26 appearances in the Vodacom Cup and made his Currie Cup debut in the opening match of the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division against Griquas.[1]

He has also represented UP Tuks in the Varsity Cup since 2009.

Blommetjies signed a deal with Bloemfontein-based side the Free State Cheetahs to join them starting 1 August 2014.[2]

In 2018 he had participated in the Guinness PRO14 against Ulster but since then had disappeared from public view.[3]

On 9 April 2019 he joined Leicester Tigers in England's Premiership Rugby competition on loan.[4] After appearing twice for the club he returned to Scarlets.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 35-20 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ Cobus Claassen (5 June 2014). "Obi dalk eersdaags 'n Bul" (in Afrikaans). Beeld. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  3. ^ Rob Lloyd (18 September 2018). "The reason the Scarlets' big summer signing Clayton Blommetjies has disappeared from their matchday squads". Wales Online. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Clayton Blommetjies: Leicester Tigers sign Scarlets back on loan". 9 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Brendon O'Connor and Mike Fitzgerald among huge number leaving Leicester Tigers at the end of the season". Leicester Mercury. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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