Corné Steenkamp

Cornelius Jakobus Steenkamp (born 20 February 1982) is a former South African rugby union player who made in excess of 150 appearances for the Pumas in the Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup competitions.[1][2]

Corné Steenkamp
Full nameCornelius Jakobus Steenkamp
Date of birth (1982-02-20) 20 February 1982 (age 40)
Place of birthErmelo, South Africa
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
SchoolErmelo High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Pumas
Youth career
2000–2002 Leicester Tigers
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2014 Pumas 159 (170)
2005–2014 Total 159 (170)
Correct as of 10 September 2014

He retired as a player at the end of 2014 to take over at the Pumas' forwards and conditioning coach.[3]

Rugby careerEdit

Steenkamp was a member of the Leicester Tigers youth system before returning to his native South Africa, where he has been playing for the Pumas since 2005. In their opening match of the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season, a 28–21 victory over the Free State Cheetahs,[4][5] Steenkamp made his 150th appearance for the Nelspruit-based side[6] and marked the occasion by scoring a first-half try for his side.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Corné Steenkamp". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "De Klerk, Steenkamp inspire Pumas". supersport.com. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Cup glory and nothing less". Lowvelder. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 28-21 Toyota Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Pumas shock dire Cheetahs". Sport24. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. ^ "150th Game for Pumas captain, Steenkamp". OFM. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.