Louis Schreuder

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Louis Schreuder
Date of birth (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12 st 13 lb)
School Paarl Gimnasium
University Stellenbosch University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Sharks / Sharks (Currie Cup) / Sharks XV
Youth Career
2006–2011 Western Province
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2016 Western Province 55 (15)
2011–2016 Stormers 66 (10)
2016–2017 Kubota Spears 8 (0)
2017 Southern Kings 14 (5)
2017–present Sharks (Currie Cup) 16 (20)
2018–present Sharks 16 (5)
2018–present Sharks XV 1 (10)
Correct as of 3 November 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 South Africa U20 5 (0)
2017–present South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 2 December 2017

Louis Schreuder (born 25 April 1990) is a South African rugby union player who plays as a scrum-half for the South Africa national team, the Sharks in Super Rugby and in the Currie Cup and the Sharks XV in the Rugby Challenge.[1][2]

Career

Born and raised in the Western Cape, Schreuder came through the ranks at Western Province and made his senior debut against Border during the 2010 Vodacom Cup.[3] Super Rugby caps arrived the following year as he took advantage of injuries to regular scrum-halves Dewaldt Duvenage and Ricky Januarie to earn valuable game time towards the end of the season.[4] Januarie's departure ahead of the 2012 season saw Schreuder become the regular back-up to Duvenage and he made 14 substitute appearances during the campaign.[2] More game time arrived in the 2012 Currie Cup and he earned his first piece of senior rugby silverware as a 68th-minute substitute for Nic Groom as Western Province upset the Sharks 25–18 in Durban to land their 33rd Currie Cup title.[5]

2013 saw Schreuder take his game to a new level and with Dewaldt Duvenage announcing he would join French Top 14 side Perpignan at the conclusion of the 2013 Super Rugby season he saw much more action. He started 6 games and made 4 substitute appearances as himself, Duvenage and Groom were all rotated throughout the campaign.[2] However, come the 2013 Currie Cup he appeared to have established himself ahead of Nic Groom as Province's first-choice scrum-half. He played in all 12 of his side's matches during the season, including 9 starts as the Western Cape outfit reached their 2nd consecutive Currie Cup Final. Schreuder was named in the starting line-up and was substituted in the 52nd minute as the Shark's gained revenge on Western Province with a surprise 33–19 victory at Newlands.[6]

He joined the Southern Kings for the 2017 Super Rugby season.[7]

International

Schreuder was vice-captain of the South Africa Under 20 team that competed in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina.[8]

An injury crisis during the 2013 Incoming test series meant he received a call-up for the national team, the Springboks on 11 June 2013.[9] He didn't get any game time, but he was again named in the Springbok squad for the 2013 end-of-year test series games against Wales, Scotland and France.[10] Once more Schreuder was unable to earn a slot in the matchday squad but gained valuable experience training alongside fellow scrum-halves Fourie du Preez, Ruan Pienaar and Jano Vermaak.

Super Rugby Statistics

As of 21 June 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2011 Stormers 3 2 1 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Stormers 14 0 14 171 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Stormers 10 6 4 435 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2014 Stormers 12 4 8 347 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Stormers 15 4 11 381 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 54 16 38 1466 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

Reference List

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Louis Schreuder". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Louis Schreuder itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Louis Schreuder Western Province Player Profile". WP Rugby. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Louis Schreuder Stormers Player Profile". Stormers. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – The Sharks 18-25 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 19-33 The Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Louis Schreuder joins Southern Kings" (Press release). Southern Kings. 25 January 2017. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  8. ^ "South Africa name squad for JWC 2010". IRB. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 9 December. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Schreuder gets Springboks call". ESPN Scrum. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Four uncapped players named for Bok tour". South African Rugby Union. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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