Deon Oosthuysen

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Deon Oosthuysen
Birth name Deon Eugene Oosthuysen
Date of birth 4 December 1963
Place of birth Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
School Driehoek High, Vanderbijlpark
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
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Western Transvaal[1]
Northern Transvaal
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140[2]
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992–1993 South Africa 0 (20)[3]

Deon Eugene Oosthuysen (born 4 December 1963 in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa) is a former South African rugby player. He never played in a test match, but played for South Africa in 12 tour matches.

Rugby career

He played for Western Transvaal (now known as the Leopards) and Northern Transvaal (Blue Bulls) at provincial level. He was known for having a lot of pace and scored 85 tries in his first-class career, which is, at the time of writing, still a record for any Northern Transvaal/Blue Bulls player. Although he originally retired from playing in 1994 due to a hip injury, he made a comeback in 1996.[4]

In addition to playing in 12 tour matches for South Africa, he was also an accomplished sevens player and was for a while coach of the South African sevens team in the late 1990s.[5]

References

  1. ^ Currie Cup Individual Records
  2. ^ Blue Bulls Statistics
  3. ^ van Rooyen, Quintus (20 October 1994). "Oosthuysen los rugby". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). South Africa. 
  4. ^ van Rooyen, Quintus (12 February 1996). "Deon Oosthuysen weer reg vir groot rugby". Die Burger (in Afrikaans). South Africa. 
  5. ^ "South Africa wary of being favorite". CNN/SI. 

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Deon Oosthuysen". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
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