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Uzair Cassiem (born 17 March 1990) is a South African rugby union player for Welsh side the Scarlets in the Pro14 competition.[1][2]

Uzair Cassiem
Date of birth (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthStrand, South Africa
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
SchoolStrand High School
UniversityBoland College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8
Blindside Flanker
Current team Scarlets
Youth Career
2011 Golden Lions
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Golden Lions XV 5 (5)
2012 Falcons 3 (10)
2012–2015 Pumas 71 (65)
2016–2018 Cheetahs 37 (60)
2016–2017 Free State Cheetahs 12 (25)
2018–present Scarlets 21 (15)
Correct as of 28 September 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 South Africa President's XV 4 (10)
2016–2017 South Africa 8 (5)
2017 South Africa 'A' 2 (0)
Correct as of 28 September 2019

Cassiem, who usually plays as a loose forward, previously represented the Golden Lions and Falcons.

In 2013, he was included in a South Africa President's XV team that played in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup[3] and won the tournament after winning all three matches.[4] Cassiem finished joint top try scorer with two tries.

He was a member of the Pumas side that won the Vodacom Cup for the first time in 2015, beating Western Province 24–7 in the final.[5] Cassiem appeared in all ten of their matches during the season.

Despite initially signing a contract to join Kimberley-based side Griquas prior to the 2016 season,[6] he was included in the training squad of Super Rugby side the Cheetahs[7] and it was later confirmed that he would remain with them for the entire 2016 season.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Uzair Cassiem". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Leeuflank vir Pumas". SupaRugby.com (in Afrikaans). Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  3. ^ "SA President's XV selected for IRB Tblisi Cup". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  4. ^ "SA President's XV win Tbilisi Cup". IRB. 16 June 2013. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Steval Pumas first-time Vodacom Cup champions – Final Review". South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Blitsbok Ruhan Nel draf op vleuel uit in Loftus-stryd". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Toyota Cheetah Super Rugby Pre-season squad announced" (Press release). Cheetahs. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Cheetahs hou asem op oor Petersen". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.