Marcel van der Merwe

Marcel van der Merwe (born 24 October 1990) is a South African rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is prop. He represents Toulon in the French Top 14.

Marcel van der Merwe
Date of birth (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthWelkom, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight128 kg (20 st 2 lb; 282 lb)
SchoolGrey College, Bloemfontein
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Toulon
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Free State Cheetahs 32 (65)
2011 Emerging Cheetahs 1 (0)
2011 Free State XV 6 (20)
2012 Cheetahs 3 (0)
2014–2016 Blue Bulls 20 (5)
2014–2016 Bulls 45 (25)
2016–present Toulon 77 (35)
Correct as of 18 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 South Africa Under-20 5 (10)
2014–2015 South Africa 7 (0)
2016 South Africa 'A' 1 (0)
Correct as of 19 June 2016

He was included in the Bulls squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[1] and made his debut in a 31–16 defeat to the Sharks in Durban.[2][3]

In June 2016, Van der Merwe joined French Top 14 side Toulon on a two-year deal.[4]

Representative rugbyEdit

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

South Africa 'A'Edit

In 2016, Van der Merwe was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[6] He didn't play in their first match in Bloemfontein,[7] but started the second match of the series, a 26–29 defeat in George.[8]

Springbok statisticsEdit

Test Match RecordEdit

Against Pld W D L Tri Con Pen DG Pts %Won
  Australia
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
50
  New Zealand
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
50
  Scotland
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
Total 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 60

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vodacom Bulls team". Bulls. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Match Centre: Sharks v Bulls". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Cell C Sharks 31-16 Vodacom Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Marcel Van Der Merwe signe à Toulon pour deux ans" (Press release). Toulon. 2 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  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. ^ "Ackermann to coach SA 'A' against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Youth and experience for SA 'A' opener against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 26-29 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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