Nico Lee

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Nico Lee
Full name Nicolaas Jacobus Lee
Date of birth (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb; 196 lb)
School Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria
University University of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Cheetahs / Free State Cheetahs
Youth Career
2013–present Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2016 UFS Shimlas 9 (15)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2015 Free State XV 12 (30)
2016–present Cheetahs 38 (45)
2016–present Free State Cheetahs 12 (20)
Correct as of 6 December 2018

Nicolaas Jacobus Lee (born 13 March 1994 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for the Cheetahs in the Pro14 and the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup.[1] His regular position is centre.

Career

Youth

Lee played schoolboy rugby for Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, but missed out on selection for the Blue Bulls' squad for the Craven Week competition in 2012.[2]

In 2013, Lee moved to Bloemfontein where he represented the Free State U19 side in the 2013 Under-21 Provincial Championship competition, making eleven starts during the season, scoring four tries and a penalty during the campaign.[3]

Free State Cheetahs

He was included in the Free State XV squad for the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition.[4] He made his first class debut in their round one match against SWD Eagles and marked the occasion by scoring a 55th minute try in a 52–47 victory.[5] He remained a regular in a side for the duration of the competition, starting in all eight of their matches. He scored a total of six tries during the season, making him the Free State XV's joint top try scorer (along with Zingisa April).[6]

In July 2014, Lee signed a new contract with the Free State Cheetahs until the end of 2017.[7]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Nico Lee". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Bulls Schools pick three teams". Rugby365. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2013 Absa Under 19 Competition". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Toyota Free State XV : 2014 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Free State XV 52-47 SWD Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Try Scorers – 2014 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Vrystaat belê in jonges" (in Afrikaans). Volksblad. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
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