Boela Serfontein

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Boela Serfontein
Full name Willem Jacob Serfontein
Date of birth (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb; 245 lb)
School Framesby High School
University UNISA
Notable relative(s) Jan Serfontein (brother)
Boelie Serfontein (father)
Jack Slater (grandfather)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Youth Career
2005–2006 Eastern Province Kings
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2009 Blue Bulls 8 (5)
2010–2013 Pumas 62 (5)
2014 Griquas 10 (5)
2014–2016 Cheetahs 3 (0)
2015–2016 Free State Cheetahs 4 (0)
2015–2017 Griffons 20 (5)
2016 Free State XV 1 (0)
Correct as of 3 June 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South African Barbarians (North) 1 (0)
Correct as of 22 November 2013

Willem Jacob 'Boela' Serfontein (born 16 September 1988) is a South African rugby union footballer who last played for the Griffons in Currie Cup rugby. He plays mostly as a lock.


He represents Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup having previously played for the Blue Bulls, the Pumas and Griquas.

After spending four seasons with the Pumas – making 62 appearances - he joined Griquas for the 2014 season.[1]

He made his Super Rugby debut for the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein against the Western Force on 10 May 2014, coming on midway through the second half.[2]

In August 2014, it was announced that he would make join the Free State Cheetahs from 2015 onwards.[3]


He is the older brother of Blue Bulls and South Africa centre Jan Serfontein.[4] His father Boelie was also a provincial rugby player, playing as a number eight for Eastern Province, and his grandfather was Jack Slater, a former Springbok winger.[5]

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Boela Serfontein". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  • "It's Rugby profile". It's Rugby. Retrieved 22 November 2013.


  1. ^ "Drie Bulle, nóg agt op pad na Griekwas". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Cheetahs 16-23 Force". South African Rugby Union. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Boela word Vrystater" (in Afrikaans). Netwerk24. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Pumas katrol twee Bulldogs in vir 2014". Media24. Beeld. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Cheetahs kies Bok se broer Boela". Volksblad. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
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