Roelof Smit

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Roelof Smit
Full name Roelof Andries Smit
Date of birth (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 26)
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 / Blue Bulls XV
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 26 (15)
2016–present Blue Bulls XV 11 (35)
Correct as of 11 July 2019
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, the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Blue Bulls XV in the Rugby Challenge. 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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