Marvin Orie

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Marvin Orie
Date of birth (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb; 229 lb)
School Tygerberg High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Lions / Golden Lions
Youth Career
2006–2010 Western Province
2011–2014 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 UP Tuks 9 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2016 Blue Bulls 35 (15)
2016 Blue Bulls 5 (0)
2014–2016 Bulls 10 (0)
2017–present Lions 19 (15)
2017 Golden Lions XV 8 (10)
2017–present Golden Lions 20 (5)
Correct as of 28 October 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Under-20 0 (0)
2018 South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 3 June 2018

Marvin Orie (born 15 February 1993 in Cape Town) is a South African rugby union player for the Lions in Super Rugby and the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup.[1] His regular position is lock.


Youth and Varsity rugby

After having represented Western Province at the 2006 Under-13 Craven Week, the 2009 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week and the 2010 Under-18 Craven Week tournaments, Orie made the move north to join Pretoria-based side the Blue Bulls.

He played for the Blue Bulls U19 side that were the losing finalists in the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition and for the Blue Bulls U21 side that won the Under-21 Provincial Championship the following season. He was also a member of the South African Under-20 side that memorably won the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship on home soil,[2] although he didn't make an appearance in the tournament.

In 2013, Orie played for Pretoria university side UP Tuks in the Varsity Cup competition, helping them win the competition for the second consecutive season.[3] He was set to captain the Junior Boks at the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship,[4] but suffered a horrific broken leg in the Varsity Cup final and missed the remainder of the 2013 season.[5]

Blue Bulls

Orie was named as a substitute for the Blue Bulls' 2012 Vodacom Cup match against the Pumas in Nelspruit,[6] but failed to make an appearance. However, due to his involvement with UP Tuks in the 2013 Varsity Cup and the subsequent broken leg he suffered, he only made his first class debut two years later, making an appearance from the bench in their 30–26 victory over the Leopards in Leeudoringstad in the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition.[7] After five substitute appearances, he made his first start in the Semi-Finals of the competition against the Golden Lions.[8]


He moved to trans-Jukskei rivals the Lions for the 2017 season.[9]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Marvin Orie". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Baby Boks squad named". Sport24. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – FNB Maties 5-44 FNB UP-Tuks 1". South African Rugby Union. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  4. ^ "No foreign quota for Boks". Rugby365. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Bad break for Orie". Mr Price Sport. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Ford Pumas 19-19 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards XV 26-30 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Blue Bulls score from venue change". SAPA. IOL Sport. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Lions snap up Orie". SuperSport. 14 July 2016. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
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