Helgard Lourens Müller (1 June 1963, Bloemfontein) is a South African former rugby union footballer. He was capped twice by the Springboks and played centre and wing for Free State.

Helgard Müller
Birth nameHelgard Lourens Müller
Date of birth (1963-06-01) June 1, 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth South Africa Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb)
SchoolGrey College, Bloemfontein
Notable relative(s)Pieter Muller (brother)
SpouseSandra
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Shimlas ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1983–1999 South Africa Free State 142 ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 South Africa Free State 11 (5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986–1989  South Africa 2 0

Playing careerEdit

In 1981, Müller was chosen for the South African School Team. Müller appeared as a replacement for the Springboks against the New Zealand Cavaliers in 1986, and against the World Invitation Team in 1989. He also played three tour matches, and therefore appeared five times in the green-and-gold. When the Free State played in the 1997 Super 12, Müller was captain. Müller's Springbok appearances were limited by the strong competition at centre at the time, including Danie Gerber, Michael du Plessis and Faffa Knoetze.

Müller appeared 142 times for the Free State in Currie Cup rugby, and 245 times in total, including at junior level, tour matches, the Vodacom Cup and Super Rugby.

Test historyEdit

No. Opposition Result (SA 1st) Position Tries Date Venue
1. New Zealand Cavaliers 24–10 Replacement 31 May 1986 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
2. World XV 20–19 Replacement 26 Aug 1989 Newlands, Cape Town

AccoladesEdit

In 1984, Müller was nominated as Young Player of the Year, together with Paul Botes, Niel Burger, Wessel Lightfoot and Uli Schmidt.

TriviaEdit

Outside of rugby, Müller also represented Free State in cricket. He played six matches, with a batting average of 8.83 and a bowling average of 55.66 [1]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Helgard Müller". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 March 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Helgard Muller - 'n eerbetoon". rugby-talk.com. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.