Elric van Vuuren

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Elric van Vuuren
Date of birth (1985-04-08) 8 April 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 14 st 13 lb)
School Despatch High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Current team SWD Eagles
Youth Career
2004–2005 Free State Cheetahs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006, 2008 Mighty Elephants 24 (35)
2007 Border Bulldogs 10 (22)
2011–2015 SWD Eagles 58 (535)
2013 Southern Kings 2 (0)
Correct as of 27 January 2016

Elric van Vuuren is a former South African rugby union player that played Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup rugby for the Mighty Elephants, Border Bulldogs and SWD Eagles between 2006 and 2015. He also made two appearances for the Southern Kings during the 2013 Super Rugby season.[1][2] His regular position was full-back, centre or fly-half.

He was included in the Southern Kings squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[3] After an injury to SP Marais in the game against the Chiefs, he was selected as part of the Kings tour squad to Australasia and made two substitute appearances – against the Crusaders and the Hurricanes. However, he then lost his place to Siviwe Soyizwapi and returned to the SWD Eagles, making three appearances for them in their 2013 Vodacom Cup season.

He retired from rugby union at the end of the 2015 season to take up a business opportunity in Port Elizabeth.[4]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Elric van Vuuren". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "It's Rugby player profile". It's Rugby. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Southern Kings : 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Arende pak Stormers". Oudtshoorn Courant (in Afrikaans). 27 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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