Hendro Scholtz (born Bethlehem, Free State, 22 March 1979) is a former South African rugby union player and currently the head coach at Varsity Cup side UFS Shimlas.[1][2]

Hendro Scholtz
Full nameHendro Scholtz
Date of birth (1979-03-22) 22 March 1979 (age 40)
Place of birthBethlehem, Free State, South Africa
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb; 234 lb)
SchoolVoortrekker High School, Bethlehem
UniversityUniversity of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Youth career
1996 Eastern Free State
1997 Northern Free State
1998 Free State Cheetahs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2010 Free State Cheetahs 65 (65)
2001 Bulls 0 (0)
2001–2005 Cats 17 (5)
2006–2010 Cheetahs 39 (10)
2010–2011 Agen 9 (0)
2011–2012 Rovigo 15 (0)
2012 Free State Cheetahs 7 (0)
Correct as of 14:44, 27 Oct 2012 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 S.A. Schools
1999–2000 South Africa Under-21
2001 South Africa Under-23
2002–2003 South Africa 5 (0)
Correct as of 14:04, 19 Sep 2012 (UTC)
Teams coached
Years Team
2013–2015 UFS Shimlas
2016–present UFS Shimlas
(head coach)


He was first included in the Free State Cheetahs squad in 1999 and remained at the team until 2010. He had a short spell at the Bulls during the 2001 Super 12 season, but played for the Cheetahs' Super Rugby team the Cats from the following season. This also culminated in a call-up to the Springboks and he was included in the team for the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

He played for the Cats until 2005, when Super Rugby expansion lead to the Lions and Cheetahs each getting entry into the tournament, with Scholtz playing for the latter.

After more than a decade at the Cheetahs, he had short spells in Europe at Agen and Rovigo before returning home to South Africa.

He was a surprise call-up to the Free State Cheetahs team in 2012, coming out of semi-retirement to represent them in the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division.

In 2013, he was appointed as an assistant coach at UFS Shimlas.[3]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Hendro Scholtz". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "World Artists Player Profile". World Artists. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 19 Sep 2012.
  3. ^ "Changing of the guard". Varsity Cup. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014.