Alshaun Bock

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Alshaun Bock
Full name Alshaun Gerswon Bock
Date of birth (1982-05-16) 16 May 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Welington, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
School Weltevrede Senior Secondary
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger
Current team SWD Eagles
Youth Career
2002 Boland Cavaliers
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2011 Hamiltons ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2004,
2007–2008
Boland Cavaliers 38 (95)
2005–2006 Griquas 22 (65)
2009 Western Province 1 (5)
2012–2015 SWD Eagles 64 (275)
2016–2017 Griquas 18 (50)
2017–2018 Southern Kings 12 (10)
2017 Eastern Province Kings 3 (10)
Correct as of 22 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003 South Africa Sevens ()
2003 South Africa Under-21 5 (45)
2013 South Africa President's XV 3 (10)
Correct as of 24 March 2015

Alshaun Gerswon Bock (born 16 May 1982) is a South African rugby union player for the SWD Eagles in the Currie Cup and in the Rugby Challenge.[1] His regular position is winger.

Career

He started playing for Boland Cavaliers in 2002 and his performances lead to his inclusion in the South Africa Under-21 team for the 2003 Under 21 Rugby World Championship in England, scoring nine tries in five games. He was also called up to the South Africa Sevens team for the Hong Kong Sevens in the same year.

Another season at Boland Cavaliers followed before he joined Griquas in 2005, where he had a successful two seasons. He then returned to Boland Cavaliers for 2007 and 2008. A solitary first class performance for Western Province followed in 2009, but he spent most of his time playing club rugby for the Hamiltons RFC in Cape Town.

He got another shot at playing first class rugby in 2012, however, when he was signed by the SWD Eagles.[2] He was given a two-year contract extension in 2013.[3]

In 2013, he was included in a South Africa President's XV team that played in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup[4] and won the tournament after winning all three matches.[5]

Griquas

He joined Kimberley-based side Griquas for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.[6]

Southern Kings

He joined the Southern Kings for the 2017 Super Rugby season. He made his Super Rugby debut for them in their match against the Sharks, at 34 years, 306 days becoming the fourth oldest debutant in the history of the competition.

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Alshaun Bock". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Green, Michael (11 November 2011). "Gewese OP-kaptein mik hoog by Arende". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). Media24. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "'Kings moet tuis kóók'". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). Media24. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "SA President's XV win Tbilisi Cup". IRB. 16 June 2013. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "VS o.21-losskakel beskikbaar vir Griekwas". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 27 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
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