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Gerrit-Jan van Velze

Gerrit-Jan van Velze (born 21 February 1988) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays for the Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership, where he is captain. He is a versatile forward and can play as a lock, flanker or eighthman.[1][2]

Gerrit-Jan van Velze
Birth nameGerrit-Jan van Velze
Date of birth (1988-02-21) 21 February 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthSecunda, South Africa
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
SchoolAfrikaans Boys High
UniversityUniversity of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock/Flanker/Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2012
2012–2014
2014–present
Blue Bulls
Northampton Saints
Worcester Warriors
65
38
0
(50)
(35)
(0)
Correct as of 15 February 2014
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2012 Bulls 2 (0)
Correct as of 12 February 2014

He previously played for the Bulls in Super Rugby, making his franchise debut during the 2010 Super 14 season against the Crusaders.[3] He also made 65 appearances for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions.

He will move to Worcester Warriors at the end of the 2013–14 English Premiership season.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Gerrit-Jan van Velze". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "It's Rugby profile : Gerrit-Jan van Velze". It's Rugby. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Bulls 39-24 Crusaders". South African Rugby Union. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Worcester Warriors sign Gerrit-Jan Van Velze from Northampton". BBC. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.