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Dillyn Leyds

Dillyn Leyds
Full nameDillyn Yullrich Leyds
Date of birth (1992-09-12) 12 September 1992 (age 28)
Place of birthSomerset West, South Africa
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb; 13 st 5 lb)[1]
SchoolBishops College, Cape Town
UniversityUniversity of Cape Town
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Fly-half / Wing
Current team Stade Rochelais
Youth career
2010-2013 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012-2013 UCT Ikey Tigers 13 (48)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 Western Province 2 (5)
2014 Force 2 (0)
2014 Perth Spirit 6 (31)
2014-present Western Province 30 (65)
2015-2020 Stormers 65 (105)
2020-present Stade Rochelais 0 (0)
Correct as of 25 August 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Under-20 4 (0)
2017-present South Africa 10 (5)
Correct as of 21 August 2019

Dillyn Yullrich Leyds (born (1992-09-12)12 September 1992 in Somerset West, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and Stade Rochelais in the French Top 14.[1] He can play as a fullback, fly-half or wing.

Career

Youth and Varsity rugby

Leyds was educated at Western Province Preparatory School and went on to Bishops College in Cape Town, where he played for their First XV rugby side in 2009 and 2010, alongside players such as Nizaam Carr, Oli Kebble, Johnny Kôtze, Sam Lane and Tim Swiel.

He represented Western Province at various age-group levels. In 2010, he was included in both their Under-18 Academy Week and Craven Week sides. The following year, the played for the Western Province U19 side in the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship, where he scored 133 points in 13 starts to finish second in the points-scoring charts[2] and help his side reach the quarter-finals of the competition. He was a regular in the Western Province U21 squad during the 2012 and 2013 Provincial Championships, helping them reach a final in the former and winning the competition in 2013.

In 2012 and 2013, he also played Varsity Cup rugby for the UCT Ikey Tigers. He was jointly the third-highest try scorer in 2012, averaging one try per match in his seven appearances.[3]

2012 IRB Junior World Championship

In 2012, Leyds was a member of the South African Under-20 side that won the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship on home soil. Leyds started their Pool Stage matches against Ireland[4] and England,[5] their semi-final match against Argentina[6] and the final against New Zealand,[7] helping his side to a 22-16 victory over the defending champions to win the title for the first time ever.

Western Province

Leyds was included in the Western Province squad for the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition.[8] His first class debut came against the Argentinean invitational side the Pampas XV in Cape Town. He came on as a second-half substitute and scored a conversion with his first touch of the ball, plus added a penalty later to help Western Province to a 28-17 victory.[9] He also appeared in their semi-final match against the Golden Lions, but couldn't prevent them being knocked out of the competition following a 44-25 loss.[10]

Western Force and Perth Spirit

Leyds moved to Australia to join Perth-based Super Rugby franchise the Force for the 2014 Super Rugby season, where he was named in their Wider Training Group.[11] He was included in a matchday squad for the first time for their Round 16 match against the Crusaders in Christchurch.[12] He made three substitute appearances for the Force during the season, appearing in their matches against the Crusaders,[13]Blues[14] and Reds.[15]

He was also named in the Perth Spirit side that played in the 2014 National Rugby Championship.[16] He made five appearances in the competition and scored a try in their match against the University of Canberra Vikings.[17][18]

Return to Western Province

In March 2014, Western Province announced that Leyds would return to the Cape Town-based side for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season.[19] Due to ongoing commitments with the Force and Perth Spirit, he only started training with Western Province towards the end of September 2014.[20]

Stormers

He made his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers on the wing against the Bulls scoring a try and helping the Stormers to shock the Bulls 17-29 in Pretoria on the opening weekend of 2015 Super Rugby season on 14 February 2015.[21]

Stade Rochelais

Leyds signed for French Top 14 outfit, La Rochelle, ahead of the 2020/21 season.

References

  1. ^ a b "SA Rugby Player Profile - Dillyn Leyds". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers - 2011 ABSA Under 19 Competition". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Try Scorers - 2012 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa 19-23 Ireland". South African Rugby Union. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa 28-15 England". South African Rugby Union. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Argentina 3-35 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - New Zealand 16-22 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Squad - DHL Western Province : 2013 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - ICBC Pampas XV 17-28 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - MTN Golden Lions 44-25 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Force finalises 2014 playing roster" (Press release). Western Force. 9 January 2014. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Force named for Christchurch crusade" (Press release). Rugby Western Australia. 29 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Crusaders 30-7 Force". South African Rugby Union. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Force 14-40 Blues". South African Rugby Union. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Force 30-20 Reds". South African Rugby Union. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Spirit finds mix of Force & locals for Buildcorp NRC" (Press release). RugbyWA. 31 July 2014. Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ Lenthall, Steve (23 August 2014). "NRC: Perth Spirit too good for the Vikings". Green and Gold Rugby. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ "Canberra Vikings vs Perth Spirit". Fox Sports. 24 August 2014. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 2014.Alt URL
  19. ^ "Young talent to step in for Aplon" (Press release). Western Province Rugby. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ "DHL WP injury report - 29/09/14". Western Province. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ "Stormers shock Bulls in Super Rugby opener". Super XV Rugby. 15 February 2015. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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