Boom Prinsloo

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Boom Prinsloo
Full name Johannes Gerhardus Pienaar Prinsloo
Date of birth (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb; 223 lb)
School Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flank / Number Eight
Youth Career
2007–2010 Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 UFS Shimlas 8 (35)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2016 Free State Cheetahs 37 (60)
2011 Emerging Cheetahs 1 (0)
2013 Free State XV 3 (25)
2012–2017 Cheetahs 51 (70)
2017–2018 Blue Bulls XV 12 (35)
2017 Blue Bulls 8 (5)
Correct as of 13 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2012 South Africa Sevens 7 ()
Correct as of 13 April 2018
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  South Africa
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi Team competition

Johannes Gerhardus Pienaar "Boom" Prinsloo (born 12 March 1989) is a former South African rugby union player who regularly played as a loose forward. He made 51 appearances for the Cheetahs in Super Rugby from 2012 to 2017, and played domestically for the Free State Cheetahs from 2010 to 2016 and for the Blue Bulls in 2017 and 2018. He also played rugby sevens for South Africa from 2010 to 2012.

He retired from rugby in September 2018.[1]


Prinsloo is a Bloemfontein native and currently represents the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.[2]

He previously played for the UFS Shimlas in the 2010 Varsity Cup where he notched up a seven tries in eight appearances and won the competitions' 'Player that Rocks' award.[3]


Prinsloo represented the Blitzbokke between 2010 and 2012 and played in a total of 7 IRB Sevens World Series tournaments.[4]

Reference List

  1. ^ "Boom to call it a day" (Press release). Bulls. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Boom Prinsloo". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Prinsloo Rocks the most". Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Blitzbokke hit Middelburg". Sport 24. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013.

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Boom Prinsloo". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
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