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Francois Brummer (born 17 May 1989) is a South African rugby union player for Zebre in the Pro14. His regular playing position is fly-half, although he has played fullback on occasion.

Francois Brummer
Francois Brummer, Blou Bulle, 5-2017, a.jpg
Date of birth (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight91 kg (14 st 5 lb; 201 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Waterkloof
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Zebre
Youth Career
2005–2010 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2011 Blue Bulls 49 (480)
2010–2011 Bulls 5 (2)
2012–2015 Griquas 72 (262)
2013–2015 Cheetahs 4 (17)
2016–2018 Bulls 18 (123)
2016 Pumas 7 (46)
2017–2018 Toyota Industries Shuttles 10 (38)
2018 Blue Bulls XV 4 (4)
2018–present Zebre 0 (0)
Correct as of 15 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 South Africa Under-19
2008–2009 South Africa Under-20 9 (105)
2016 South Africa 'A' 2 (15)
Correct as of 13 April 2018

CareerEdit

Bulls / Blue BullsEdit

Brummer came through the youth ranks at the Blue Bulls and went on to make 45 senior appearances in Pretoria, however these were largely confined to the Vodacom Cup competition.[1] He was part of the Bulls squad for the 2010 and 2011 Super Rugby season's although he only played in 5 matches.

GriquasEdit

The lack of activity saw him switch to the Griquas in 2012 and he was the Peacock Blues regular fly-half until the end of 2015. The 2014 Vodacom Cup semi-final match against the Pumas,[2] Brummer set a new domestic record for the fastest drop-goal in a match when he scored one after just 20 seconds.[3]

CheetahsEdit

Solid performances for the Griquas saw him named in the Cheetahs squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season and so far he has made one appearance for the men from Bloemfontein.[4][5]

Pumas / BullsEdit

Brummer joined Nelspruit-based side the Pumas for the 2016 season.[6] He joined Super Rugby franchise the Bulls on loan for the 2016 Super Rugby season, rejoining the side from Pretoria where he previously made five Super Rugby appearances.[7]

Toyota Industries ShuttlesEdit

Brummer joined Japanese Top League side Toyota Industries Shuttles for the 2017–18 Top League season.[8]

ZebreEdit

He moved to Italian Pro14 side Zebre prior to the 2018–19 season.[9]

InternationalEdit

Brummer played for South Africa Under-19 in the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship and South Africa Under-20 in the 2008 and 2009 IRB Junior World Championships.[5] He is the leading South African points scorer in the history of the IRB Junior World Championship.[10]

In 2016, he was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[11] He came on as a replacement in their first match in Bloemfontein[12] and scored his side's first try within two minutes of coming on and also converted three tries, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.[13] He then started the second match of the series, kicking two conversions in a 26–29 defeat to the Saxons in George.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Francois Brummer itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 14-15 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Brummer se skepdoel toe rekord". Volksblad. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "GW kry JP, Marnus terug" (in Afrikaans). Cheetahs. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b "SA Rugby Player Profile – Francois Brummer". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Soet en suur vir Griekwas". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 27 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Youngsters get chance to shine as Vodacom Bulls name team for Cheetahs clash" (Press release). Bulls. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Two Bulls sign in Japan". SuperSport. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Francois Brummer è la nuova apertura dello Zebre Rugby Club" (Press release) (in Italian). Zebre Rugby Club. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  10. ^ "IRB JWC All-time Statistics". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 24-32 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 26-29 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.