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
Current team Blue Bulls / Blue Bulls XV
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–present Blue Bulls XV 12 (35)
2017–present 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 South African rugby union player who regularly plays as a loose forward. He plays for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Blue Bulls XV in the Rugby Challenge.


Prinsloo is a Bloemfontein native and currently represents the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.[1]

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.[2]


Prinsloo represented the Blitzbokke between 2010 and 2012 and played in a total of 7 IRB Sevens World Series tournaments.[3]

Reference List

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Boom Prinsloo". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prinsloo Rocks the most". Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "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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