Justin Ackerman

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Justin Ackerman
Date of birth (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
School Paarl Boys' High School, Paarl
University University of South Africa
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Lions / Golden Lions
Youth Career
2010–2013 Western Province
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 Western Province 2 (0)
2016 Kings 8 (0)
2016–present Golden Lions XV 5 (0)
2016–present Golden Lions 1 (0)
2017–present Lions 0 (0)
Correct as of 25 October 2016

Justin Ackerman (born 17 March 1992 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing Super Rugby with the Lions and domestic Currie Cup rugby with the Golden Lions.[1] His regular position is prop.

Career

Youth

Ackerman went to school at Paarl Boys' High School, where he played for their first team in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, he was included in the Western Province side that played at the Under-18 Academy Week tournament, scoring a try in their final match against Boland U18s.[2]

He played in ten matches for the Western Province U19 side during the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship, helping his side to the semi-finals of the competition, where they were beaten by eventual winners Golden Lions U19.

He made a single appearance for the Western Province U21 side during the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship, but played a much bigger role in 2013, playing eleven times during the competition and scoring a try in their final round-robin match against the Sharks U21.[3] His side not only reached the final, but became Under-21 champions when they beat the Blue Bulls U21s 30–23 in the final, with Ackerman playing the whole 80 minutes.[4]

Western Province

Ackerman's first class debut came during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition. He made a single appearance, coming on as a substitute for Western Province in their 23–14 defeat to the SWD Eagles in George.[5] He was named in their Currie Cup squad for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division and was named on the bench for the first time in their Round Ten match against the Sharks.[6]

Golden Lions

He was then contracted by the Golden Lions for 2015.[7]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Justin Ackerman". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prima, Wes-Kaap!" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 28 June 2010. Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – The Sharks U21 24-51 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 30-23 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 23-14 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Experienced Harris in charge as Sharks come to town". Western Province. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "2015 GLRU contracting update". Golden Lions. 9 December 2014. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
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