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Johannes Franklin (born 6 October 1981) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing for Bourg-en-Bresse as a hooker.[1][2]

Hannes Franklin
Full nameJohannes Franklin
Date of birth (1981-10-06) 6 October 1981 (age 38)
Place of birthRandfontein
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight99 kg (218 lb; 15 st 8 lb)
SchoolBekker High School
UniversityUniversity of Potchefstroom
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Bourg-en-Bresse
Youth Career
2002 Falcons
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2004 Falcons 22 (5)
2005 Pumas 18 (10)
2006–2008 SWD Eagles 58 (90)
2009–2010 Pumas 35 (50)
2010 Lions 12 (10)
2011–2013 Eastern Province Kings 53 (15)
2013 Southern Kings 10 (5)
2014 SWD Eagles 6 (0)
2014–present Bourg-en-Bresse 15 (5)
Correct as of 17 February 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 South African Kings 3 (0)
2012 South African Barbarians (South) 1 (5)
Correct as of 21 February 2013

He made his professional debut for the Falcons in 2003, then spent one season at the Pumas and three seasons at SWD Eagles before returning to the Pumas in 2009. During his second spell at the Pumas, he also represented the Royal XV in a game during the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa. He was also included in the Lions Super Rugby squad in 2010.

He captained the Pumas side that beat the Eastern Province Kings in the 2010 Currie Cup Promotion/Relegation games, which kept the Pumas in the 2011 Currie Cup Premier Division, but he joined Eastern Province Kings for the 2011 Currie Cup First Division season. He was named in the Southern Kings squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Hannes Franklin". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Hannes Franklin". worldartists.co.za. Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010.