Ruan Vermaak

Ruan Stefan Vermaak (born (1998-05-01)1 May 1998) is a South African rugby union player for the Lions in Super Rugby and the Golden Lions XV in the Rugby Challenge His regular position is lock, flank or number eight.[1][2]

Ruan Vermaak
Full nameRuan Stefan Vermaak
Date of birth (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21)
Place of birthRoodepoort, South Africa
Height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight118 kg (260 lb)
SchoolMonument High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / Flanker / No 8
Current team Lions / Golden Lions XV
Youth career
2011–2019 Golden Lions
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018–present Golden Lions XV 5 (5)
2019–present Lions 8 (0)
Correct as of 17 March 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2016 South Africa Schools 'A' 4 (0)
2018 South Africa Under-20 4 (0)
Correct as of 17 February 2019

He represented South Africa at youth level, playing for the South Africa Schools 'A' team in the Under-19 International Series in 2015[3] and 2016[4] and for the South Africa Under-20 team at the 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship.[5]

He made his Super Rugby debut for the Lions in February 2019, coming on as a replacement in their 25–16 victory over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.[6][7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lions youngsters ready to roar". www.sarugbymag.co.za. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ Reuters (13 February 2019). "Factbox-South African Super Rugby Conference". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 2015 SA Schools 2015". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 2016 SA Schools 2016". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "2018 U20 World Rugby Championship". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Jaguares 16-25 Lions". SANZAAR. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  7. ^ "South Africa: Lions Name Strong Line-Up for Super Rugby Opener Against Jaguars". News24Wire (Cape Town). 13 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.