Piet-Louw Strauss

Petrus Abel 'Piet-Louw' Strauss (born (1994-03-15)15 March 1994) is a South African rugby union player for the Pumas in the Currie Cup and the Rugby Challenge.[1] He usually plays as a loosehead prop.

Piet-Louw Strauss
Full namePetrus Abel Strauss
Date of birth (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 26)
Place of birthMossel Bay, South Africa
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight120 kg (260 lb; 18 st 13 lb)
SchoolHoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdale
UniversityUniversity of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Pumas
Youth career
2007–2012 SWD Eagles
2013–2014 Blue Bulls
2014 Limpopo Blue Bulls
2015–2017 Perpignan
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016 Perpignan 1 (0)
2017 Western Province 3 (0)
2017 Southern Kings 1 (0)
2019–present Pumas 1 (0)
Correct as of 8 July 2019

Rugby careerEdit

2007–2014 : Youth rugbyEdit

Strauss was born in Mossel Bay and earned provincial colours in rugby union as early as primary school level, representing SWD at the 2007 Under-13 Craven Week while at Laerskool Park. At secondary school level, he attended Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale in Riversdale, where he progressed for the first team and captaining his side in 2012,[2] and also represented SWD at all youth levels, playing at the 2010 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week, the 2011 Under-18 Academy Week[3] and the 2012 Under-18 Craven Week.

After finishing school, he moved to Pretoria to join the Blue Bulls academy for the 2013 season.[4] He represented them at Under-19 level in the 2013 Under-19 Provincial Championship and at Under-21 level in the 2014 Under-21 Provincial Championship, and also had a short spell with the Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 (a sub-union of the Blue Bulls) in the same competition.

PerpignanEdit

In 2015, Strauss moved to France to join the youth system of Perpignan.[5] He made a single appearance for the senior team, coming on as a replacement in a 14–16 defeat to Dax in Round Three of the 2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 season.[6][7]

Western ProvinceEdit

He returned to South Africa after the 2016–17 season in France, and joined the Cape Town-based Western Province. He made two appearances for Western Province in the 2017 Rugby Challenge, and made his Currie Cup debut in August 2017, coming on as a replacement in a 34–19 victory over the Pumas.[8]

He also made a single appearance for the Southern Kings in the 2017–18 Pro14 competition, in a home loss to Irish team Leinster.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Piet-Louw Strauss". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Farmers meet in classic clash". Rugby365. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Baie werk wag". George Herald (in Afrikaans). 23 June 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Bulls scoop up schoolboy stars". Supersport. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  5. ^ "PIET-LOUW STRAUSS – Professional Rugby Agency". Le Cap Sports. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  6. ^ "09/09/16 - Perpignan - Dax". LNR (in French). 9 September 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  7. ^ "STRAUSS Piet-Loew". USA Perpignan (in French). Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Currie Cup Premier Division - Match 8, Log". South African Rugby Union. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Leinster storm to bonus-point triumph over Southern Kings in South Africa". Guinness Pro14. 16 September 2017. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.