Louis Koen (rugby player)

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Louis Koen
Full name Louis Johannes Koen
Date of birth (1975-07-07) 7 July 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Weight 13.6 st (86 kg; 190 lb)
School Paarl Gymnasium
University Stellenbosch University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996-1999 Stormers 12 (86)
1996-1999 Western Province 46 (577)
2000-2002 Cats 28 (330)
2000-2002 Lions 28 (391)
2003 Bulls 11 (139)
2004 Narbonne ? (?)
2010 Boland Cavaliers 1 (12)
Correct as of 24 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000-2003 South Africa 15 (147)
Correct as of 24 June 2014

Louis Johannes Koen (born 7 July 1975 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South-African rugby union player who played for the Springboks, until 2003, when he moved abroad following the World Cup.

Effective at either fly half or full back, his career began with Western Province, before his move to the Lions and later the Bulls. He was part of the Western Province team that won the Currie Cup in 1997, contributing immensely with his accurate goal kicking. It was this dependable boot that led to his recall to the Springbok team in 2003 after a two-year absence, but following South Africa's disappointing exit in the quarter-finals, Koen was signed by Narbonne in France. After two years dogged by injury, Koen moved back to Western province as only the second full-time kicking coach in South Africa. At only 29 it was reputed that Koen may consider a return to playing, but a year into his contract he has yet to pull on the famous blue and white hoops, and his talents are now most likely to be utilised developing the young and talented Peter Grant. In 2010 he was recalled out of retirement to play one Currie Cup First Division match for the Boland Cavaliers against the Valke.

Career

Provincial

Super Rugby

  • Stormers (South Africa) - 12 caps (86 points- 2 tries,20 conversions, 11 penalty goals, 1 drop goal )
  • Cats (South Africa) - 28 caps (330 points- 3 tries, 42 conversions, 74 penalty goals, 3 drop goals )
  • Bulls (South Africa) - 11 caps (139 points- 17 conversions, 28 penalty goals, 7 drop goals)

Club

National Team

He made his debut test match with the Springboks the 8 July 2000 against the Australian Team.

He played in the World Cup 2003 (4 matches).

Achievements

With the Springboks

(au 31 December 2005)

  • 15 caps
  • 0 tries, 23 conversions, 31 penalties, 2 drops
  • 145 points
  • Selections per season : 1 in 2000, 3 in 2001, 11 in 2003.
  • Participation at the World Cup 2003 (4 matches).

With club and province

  • Scored 577 points for Western Province (46 matches, 11 tries, 123 conversions, 92 penalty goals) (1996–99)
  • Scored 391 points for Lions (28 matches, 5 tries, 87 conversions, 60 penalty goals, 4 drop goals) (2000–02)
  • Scored 12 points for Boland Cavaliers (1 match, 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals) (2010)

External links

  • Site springboks
  • Statistiques scrum.com
  • Statistiques Sporting Heroes
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