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Lodewyk de Jager (born 17 December 1992) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and Sale Sharks in the English Premiership.[1] He usually plays as a lock.

Lood de Jager
Lood de Jager 2015 RWC.jpg
Full nameLodewyk de Jager
Date of birth (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 26)
Place of birthAlberton, South Africa
Height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight125 kg (276 lb; 19 st 10 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Hugenote, Springs
UniversityNorth-West University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Sale Sharks
Youth Career
2011–2012 Leopards
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 Leopards 0 (0)
2013–2016 Cheetahs 40 (5)
2013–2014 Free State Cheetahs 11 (0)
2017–2019 Bulls 22 (20)
2019 Blue Bulls 1 (0)
Correct as of 31 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–present South Africa 45 (25)
Correct as of 3 November 2019

CareerEdit

He played at youth level for the Leopards and also played for Potchefstroom-based university side NWU Pukke.

In 2012, he was included in the Leopards' Currie Cup squad, but failed to make an appearance. Yet, his performances in the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship earned him a move to the Free State Cheetahs and he was included in the Cheetahs final squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[2]

He joined the Pretoria-based Bulls on a one-year deal for the 2017 Super Rugby season.[3]

On 24 April 2019 it was announced that he would be joining the Sale Sharks ahead of the 2019–20 Premiership season.[4]

International careerEdit

In May 2014, De Jager was one of eight uncapped players that were called up to a Springbok training camp prior to the 2014 mid-year rugby union internationals.[5]

De Jager was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[6] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[7]

International statisticsEdit

Against Pld W D L Tri Con Pen DG Pts %Won
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 66.67
  Australia 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 33.33
  Italy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
  New Zealand 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Scotland 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 100
  Wales 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 66.67
Total 14 7 1 6 3 0 0 0 15 50

Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Con = Conversions, Pen = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points Scored

International TriesEdit

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result
1   Scotland Port Elizabeth, South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Mid-year rugby test series 28 June 2014 Won 55-6
2   Scotland Port Elizabeth, South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Mid-year rugby test series 28 June 2014 Won 55-6
3   Argentina Durban, South Africa Kings Park Stadium 2015 Rugby Championship 8 August 2015 Lost 25-37
4   Japan Brighton, England Brighton Community Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup 19 September 2015 Lost 32-34
5   Australia Johannesburg, South Africa Ellis Park Stadium 2019 Rugby Championship 20 July 2019 Won 35-17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Lood de Jager". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "GW kry JP, Marnus terug". Cheetahs (in Afrikaans). Cheetahs. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Lood de Jager to join Vodacom Bulls" (Press release). Bulls. 5 July 2016. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Sale Sharks sign Springbok international Lood de Jager" (Press release). Sale Sharks. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Springbok training squad for Durban camp named". South African Rugby Union. 19 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  6. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  7. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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