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Francois John Mostert (born 27 November 1990) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and Gloucester in the Premiership.[1][a] His usual position is lock.

Franco Mostert
Full nameFrancois John Mostert
Date of birth (1990-11-27) 27 November 1990 (age 28)
Place of birthWelkom
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
SchoolBrits High School
UniversityUniversity of Pretoria
Notable relative(s)JP Mostert
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / Flanker
Current team Gloucester
Youth Career
2010–2011 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2012 UP Tuks 17 (20)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 Blue Bulls 12 (10)
2013 Golden Lions XV 3 (0)
2014–2018 Lions 83 (20)
2014–2015 Golden Lions 22 (30)
2016–2018 Ricoh Black Rams 16 (10)
2018–present Gloucester 12 (0)
Correct as of 8 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present South Africa 37 (5)
Correct as of 21 October 2019

He joined the Golden Lions for the 2013 season,[3] but was seriously injured in a car crash shortly after joining, which ruled him out until at least the end of 2013.[4] He fully recovered and was included in the Lions squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[5] and made his debut in a 21–20 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.[6][7]

He also played for UP Tuks in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Varsity Cup competitions.

He joined Gloucester prior to the 2018–19 English Premiership.[8]

Mostert was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[9] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[10]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ French Top 14 side Lyon also announced that they signed Mostert from 1 November 2016 onwards (or after the November internationals if he is involved). However, the Ricoh Black Rams then announced that they signed Mostert on a two-year contract, and South African media reported that he will return for the Lions in 2017. In October 2016, with Mostert joining Ricoh Black Rams, Lyon threatened to take legal action against Mostert.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Franco Mostert". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Communique Officiel : Franco Mostert" (Press release) (in French). Lyon OU. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Nóg 'n Blou Bul is op pad Goudstad toe" (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Leeuslot ernstig beseer". SupaRugby. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  5. ^ "2014 Lions Super Rugby squad" (Press release). Lions. 11 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Match Centre: Cheetahs v Lions". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Cheetahs 20-21 Lions". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Springbok lock Franco Mostert joins Gloucester Rugby" (Press release). Gloucester Rugby. 30 May 2018. Archived from the original on 30 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  9. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  10. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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