Pierre Schoeman

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Pierre Schoeman
Pierre Schoeman, Blou Bulle, 5-2017, a.jpg
Full name Pierre Schoeman
Date of birth (1994-05-07) 7 May 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Nelspruit, South Africa
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb; 260 lb)
School Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria
University University of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Edinburgh
Youth Career
2010–2015 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2017 Blue Bulls 26 (10)
2016–2018 Bulls 35 (20)
2017–2018 Blue Bulls XV 2 (5)
2018–present Edinburgh Rugby 1 (0)
Correct as of 1 September 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 South Africa Schools 4 (0)
2014 South Africa Under-20 5 (5)
Correct as of 11 April 2018

Pierre Schoeman (born 7 May 1994 in Nelspruit, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for Edinburgh in the Pro14.[1] His regular position is prop.

Career

Youth

As a scholar at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, Schoeman represented the Blue Bulls at various youth tournaments. He played for them at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in 2010 and at the 2011 and 2012 Under-18 Craven Week tournaments.

His performances in the Craven Week competition also led to his inclusion in the South African Schools side in 2011,[2] playing one match against France.[3] He was once again selected in the South African Schools side in 2012. He played in (and captained) the side in their matches against France[4] and Wales[5] and played off the bench in their match against England.[6]

Schoeman then represented the Blue Bulls U19 side in the 2012 and 2013 Under-19 Provincial Championships.

In 2014, he was selected in the South Africa Under-20 side for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand.[7] He was the first points scorer for his side at the tournament, getting an 18th-minute try to help the side to a victory over Scotland.[8]

Bulls

Schoeman made his first class debut during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition. He started in the Blue Bulls' 24–26 defeat to eventual champions Griquas.[8] He remained in the starting line-up for their next match in the competition against the Pumas.[9]

Edinburgh

In April 2018, it was announced that Schoeman would join Scottish Pro14 club Edinburgh prior to the 2018–19 Pro14 on a three-year contract.[10]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Pierre Schoeman". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Schools and SA Academy Teams Announced". Rugby15. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Rugbyflitse" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 20 August 2011. Archived from the original on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 17-7 France". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 24-16 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 36-29 England". South African Rugby Union. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Junior Springboks named for JWC 2014". South African Rugby Union. 22 April 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 24-26 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 22-20 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Pierre Schoeman: Edinburgh add South African prop on three-year deal". BBC Sport. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
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