Nico Scheepers

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Nico Scheepers
Full name Jacobus Nicolaas Scheepers
Date of birth (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)
School Nico Malan High
University University of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Wing
Youth Career
2008 Eastern Province Kings
2009–2011 Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2013 UFS Shimlas 11 (111)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 Emerging Cheetahs 1 (0)
2011–2012 Free State Cheetahs 16 (130)
2012–2013 Free State XV 8 (54)
2012 Cheetahs 3 (0)
2013–2014 Griquas 14 (101)
2015 Griffons 6 (45)
2016–present Boland Cavaliers 15 (162)
Correct as of 9 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 South Africa Under-20 4 (5)
Correct as of 18 May 2014

Jacobus Nicolaas Scheepers (born 27 February 1990) is a South African rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is either full-back or winger. He represents the Griffons in the Currie Cup competition, having previously played for the Free State Cheetahs and Griquas. He also made three appearances for the Cheetahs during the 2012 Super Rugby season and played Varsity Cup rugby for UFS Shimlas.

He joined Griquas on loan for the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division competition,[1] eventually remaining in Kimberley until the end of 2014.

Scheepers then retired from rugby to return to his family's citrus and potato farm, but reversed his decision a few months later to join Welkom-based side Griffons for the 2015 Currie Cup First Division.[2]

He joined Wellington-based side Boland Cavaliers for the 2016 season.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Nico verskaf GW diepte op nr. 15". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Nico Scheepers 'n Griffon ná rugbygogga byt". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Cavaliers Currie Cup squad and coaching staff announcement". Rugby15. 21 January 2016. Archived from the original on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Nico Scheepers". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  • itsrugby.co.uk profile


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