Franco Mostert
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Franco Mostert

Franco Mostert
Full nameFrancois John Mostert
Date of birth (1990-11-27) 27 November 1990 (age 30)
Place of birthWelkom, South Africa
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
SchoolBrits High School
UniversityUniversity of Pretoria
Notable relative(s)JP Mostert
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / Flanker
Current team Honda Heat
Youth career
2010-2011 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010-2012 UP Tuks 17 (20)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 Blue Bulls 12 (10)
2013 Golden Lions XV 3 (0)
2014-2018 Lions 83 (20)
2014-2015 Golden Lions 22 (30)
2016-2018 Ricoh Black Rams 16 (10)
2018-2020 Gloucester 28 (0)
2020- Honda Heat
Correct as of 4 February 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016-present South Africa 39 (5)
Correct as of 3 November 2019

Francois John Mostert (born 27 November 1990) is a South African professional rugby union player for Honda Heat and the South Africa national team.[1][a] His usual position is lock. He was one of the members of the winning Springboks in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

He joined the Golden Lions for the 2013 season,[3] but was seriously injured in a car crash shortly after joining, which ruled him out until at least the end of 2013.[4] He fully recovered and was included in the Lions squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[5] and made his debut in a 21-20 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.[6][7]

He also played for UP Tuks in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Varsity Cup competitions.

He joined Gloucester prior to the 2018-19 English Premiership.[8]

Mostert was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[9] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[10]

It was confirmed he had left Gloucester in June 2020 in order to pursue a career in Japan.[11] It was later confirmed that Mostert returned to Japan Top League competition to sign for Honda Heat for their next season.[12]


  1. ^ French Top 14 side Lyon also announced that they signed Mostert from 1 November 2016 onwards (or after the November internationals if he is involved). However, the Ricoh Black Rams then announced that they signed Mostert on a two-year contract, and South African media reported that he will return for the Lions in 2017. In October 2016, with Mostert joining Ricoh Black Rams, Lyon threatened to take legal action against Mostert.[2]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile - Franco Mostert". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Communique Officiel : Franco Mostert" (Press release) (in French). Lyon OU. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Nóg 'n Blou Bul is op pad Goudstad toe" (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Leeuslot ernstig beseer". SupaRugby. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "2014 Lions Super Rugby squad" (Press release). Lions. 11 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Match Centre: Cheetahs v Lions". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Toyota Cheetahs 20-21 Lions". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Springbok lock Franco Mostert joins Gloucester Rugby" (Press release). Gloucester Rugby. 30 May 2018. Archived from the original on 30 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Gloucester Rugby confirm departing players". Gloucester Rugby. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Honda Heat bag 4 players, including Bok and a Blue". Rugby Pass. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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