Jacques-Louis Potgieter
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Jacques-Louis Potgieter

Jacques-Louis Potgieter
Jacques-Louis Potgieter 2014-01-26.jpg
Date of birth (1984-09-02) 2 September 1984 (age 35)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight89 kg (14 st 0 lb; 196 lb)
SchoolAfrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Perpignan
Youth career
2003 Leopards
2004-2005 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-2007 Blue Bulls 41 (280)
2007 Bulls 1 (0)
2008-2009 Cheetahs 17 (85)
2008-2009 Free State Cheetahs 26 (245)
2008 -> Griffons 5 (79)
2010 Bulls 14 (15)
2010 Blue Bulls 15 (177)
2011 Sharks 10 (27)
2011 6 (21)
2012-2013 Bayonne 31 (274)
2013-2014 Dax 16 (22)
2014-2015 Bulls 20 (186)
2014-2015 Blue Bulls 9 (123)
2015-2017 Lyon 31 (248)
2017-present Perpignan 3 (20)
Correct as of 3 September 2017

Jacques-Louis Potgieter (born 2 September 1984 in Pretoria) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with French side Perpignan.[1][2][3] His regular position is fly-half.

Career

He made his Super 14 debut for the Bulls against the Cheetahs in 2007.[4] In 2008 and 2009 he joined the Cheetahs, but was reunited with his Bulls team-mates in 2010. For the 2011 season, he joined the Sharks.

France

In January 2012, he signed for French Top 14 side Bayonne as a medical joker for the 2011-12 Top 14 season,[5] then signed a one-year full-time contract for the 2012-13 Top 14 season.[6]

Prior to the 2013-14 Rugby Pro D2 season, he joined Dax on a two-year deal,[7] but gained an early release from this contract at the start of 2014.[8]

Return to South Africa

He then returned to the Bulls prior to the 2014 Super Rugby season on a two-year contract,[9] which he then extended until October 2016.[10]

Return to France

Potgieter left the Blue Bulls after the 2015 Super Rugby season, joining French Top 14 side Lyon.[11] After two seasons at Lyon, he joined their compatriots Perpignan on a three-year deal.[12]

Education

Potgieter attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a public school located in Pretoria. He attended alongside former Bulls teammates Fourie du Preez, Wynand Olivier, Pierre Spies and Derick Kuun, Stormers lock Adriaan Fondse, former Stade Français lock Cliff Milton and Titans cricketers AB de Villiers, Heino Kuhn and Faf du Plessis.

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile - Jacques-Louis Potgieter". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "It's Rugby Player Profile: Jacques-Louis Potgieter". It's Rugby. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Sky Sports Player Profile: Jacques-Louis Potgieter". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Vodacom Bulls 24-20 Vodacom Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Bayonne sign Potgieter". Sport24. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Jacques-Louis Potgieter reste à Bayonne" (in French). AB Rugby. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "l'US Dax fait signer Jacques-Louis Potgieter mais perd Beal" (in French). Sud Ouest. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Jacques Louis Potgieter devrait quitter l'US Dax" (in French). Sud Ouest. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Bulls sign Potgieter". SuperSport. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Obi dalk eersdaags 'n Bul" (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Blue Bulls Company say goodbye to a number of stalwarts" (Press release). Bulls. 12 June 2015. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Signature de Jacques-Louis Potgieter" (Press release) (in French). USA Perpignan. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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