Roelof Smit

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Roelof Smit
Full name Roelof Andries Smit
Date of birth (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Queenstown, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb; 240 lb)
School Hoërskool Hangklip, Queenstown
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Bulls / Blue Bulls
Youth Career
2009–2010 Border Bulldogs
2011–2014 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 UP Tuks 5 (5)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2016 Blue Bulls 27 (45)
2014–present Bulls 25 (15)
2016–present Blue Bulls XV 6 (25)
Correct as of 13 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 South Africa Under-20 4 (0)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (5)
Correct as of 11 April 2018

Roelof Andries Smit (born 11 January 1993 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape) is a South African rugby union player for the Bulls in Super Rugby and the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup. He also represented South Africa against the Barbarians in 2016.[1][2] His regular position is flanker.

Career

Youth

He represented the Border Bulldogs at the 2009 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week and at the 2010 Under-18 Craven Week. He then joined Pretoria-based team the Blue Bulls and represented them in the Craven Week competition in 2011. In 2012, he was a member of the Blue Bulls teams that finished runners-up in the 2012 Under-19 Provincial Championship, making ten starts and scoring three tries.

Blue Bulls

He made his senior debut for the Blue Bulls during the 2013 Vodacom Cup, when he came on as a substitute against the Pumas.[3] A further two appearances followed that season.

In 2013, he signed a contract extension to keep him at the Blue Bulls until 2015.[4] He signed a further extension in 2015 to remain in Pretoria until the end of the 2017 season.[5]

Representative rugby

He was included in the South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship.[6]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Roelof Smit". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Scoresway Player Profile Roelof Smit". Scoresway. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 42-44 Steval Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Young stars extend Bulls stay". Sport24. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Established Springboks to continue careers with Blue Bulls" (Press release). Bulls. 31 August 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Steenkamp leads powerful SA U20 JWC squad". South African Rugby Union. 25 April 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
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