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Kobus Van Wyk
Kobus van Wyk
Full nameJacobus Petrus van Wyk
Date of birth (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 28)
Place of birthNababeep, South Africa
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight98 kg (216 lb; 15 st 6 lb)
SchoolPaarl Gimnasium
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Leicester Tigers
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013-2016 Western Province 25 (45)
2014-2016 Stormers 30 (45)
2016 Bordeaux Bègles 1 (0)
2017-2019 Sharks 32 (55)
2017-2019 Sharks 23 (40)
2020 Hurricanes 8 (40)
2020 Wellington 0 (0)
2020- Leicester Tigers 2 (5)
Correct as of 21 November 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa U20 1 (0)
Correct as of 6 June 2020

Jacobus Petrus van Wyk (born 22 January 1992 in Nababeep) is a South African rugby player for the Leicester Tigers in Premiership Rugby.[1] His regular position is centre or wing.

Career

Youth

He represented Western Province at the Under-18 Craven Week competition in 2010. Later in the same year, he was also included in the Western Province U19 squad and made one appearance in the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship. In 2011, he made nine starts in the same competition, scoring five tries. In 2012 and 2013, he played for the Western Province U21 side, weighing in with four tries in each of those competitions.

Western Province / Stormers

He was included in the Western Province squad participating in the 2013 Vodacom Cup[2] and made his first class debut as a substitute in their match against the Border Bulldogs in Paarl.[3] He made a further four substitute appearances in that competition, scoring tries in their matches against SWD Eagles,[4]Free State XV[5] and the semi-final match against the Golden Lions.[6]

In 2014, he was included in the Stormers squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[7] and was named in the starting line-up for their first match of the season against the Lions,[8] despite having no Currie Cup experience or making a single first class start.

Bordeaux

In August 2016, French Top 14 side Bordeaux announced that they signed Van Wyk as a medical joker to replace the injured Darly Domvo. The deal would see Van Wyk arrive on a five-month deal until January 2017.[9]

Leicester Tigers

On 20 July 2020, van Kyk travels to England to sign for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Rugby from the 2020-21 season.[10]

Representative rugby

Van Wyk was a late call-up to the South Africa Under-20 side during the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship held in South Africa, replacing Patrick Howard who suffered a hamstring injury during the tournament.[11] He only made one appearance - starting the final against New Zealand, which South Africa won 22-16.[12]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile - Kobus van Wyk". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Squad - DHL Western Province : 2013 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - DHL Western Province 22-13 Border Bulldogs". South African Rugby Union. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - DHL Western Province 34-27 South Western Districts". South African Rugby Union. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Toyota Free State XV 37-41 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - MTN Golden Lions 44-25 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Stormers: The Team". Stormers. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "DHL Stormers choose for opener" (Press release). Stormers. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "L'ailier Kobus Van Wyk arrive en joker médical" (Press release) (in French). Union Bordeaux Bègles. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Tigers to add Van Wyk to Leicester squad". Leicester Tigers. 20 July 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Van Wyk gets Baby Boks call". Sport24. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Match Details: South Africa v New Zealand". IRB. 22 June 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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