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Courtnall Douglas Skosan (born 24 July 1991 in Cape Town) is a South African rugby union player for the Lions in Super Rugby, the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup and the Golden Lions XV in the Rugby Challenge.[1] His regular position is winger.

Courtnall Skosan
Full nameCourtnall Douglas Skosan
Date of birth (1991-07-24) 24 July 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthCape Town, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb; 205 lb)
SchoolHigh School Brackenfell
UniversityNorthlink College
Occupation(s)Professional Rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger
Current team Lions / Golden Lions / Golden Lions XV
Youth Career
2010–2012 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2013 UP Tuks 13 (25)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2013 Blue Bulls 12 (35)
2014–present Lions 72 (165)
2014–2018 Golden Lions XV 3 (20)
2014–2018 Golden Lions 30 (85)
Correct as of 8 September 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 South Africa Under-20 3 (5)
2016 South Africa 'A' 2 (0)
2017 South Africa 12 (10)
Correct as of 17 April 2018

CareerEdit

He played for the Blue Bulls at Under–19 and Under–21 level, earning a call-up to the South Africa Under-20 team for the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship. He graduated to the senior team, making his debut for the Blue Bulls in the 2011 Vodacom Cup game against the Sharks XV.[2]

He remained at the Blue Bulls until the end of the 2013 season, making just twelve appearances. He then moved to the Golden Lions for 2014.[3]

He also played for UP Tuks in their victorious 2012 and 2013 Varsity Cup campaigns.

South Africa 'A'Edit

In 2016, Skosan was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[4] He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Bloemfontein,[5] but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.[6] He also started the second match of the series, a 26–29 defeat to the Saxons in George.[7]

South AfricaEdit

In 2017, Skosan was named to the South Africa team contesting a 3-match series against France. He started the first game and was awarded a penalty try after a French player held him back illegally at the goal line. He scored his first try in a test match on 19 August 2017 in the Rugby Championship test match between South Africa and Argentina.

External linksEdit

  • Courtnall Skosan at itsrugby.co.uk
  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Courtnall Skosan". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Courtnall Skosan". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Sharks XV 30-19 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ "(T)Rickey kontraktering vir Leeus" (in Afrikaans). SupaRugby. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Ackermann to coach SA 'A' against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Youth and experience for SA 'A' opener against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 24-32 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 26-29 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.