Shaun Adendorff

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Shaun Adendorff
Date of birth (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb)
School Glenwood High School
University University of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Blue Bulls / Blue Bulls XV
Youth Career
2005–2008 Sharks
2011–2013 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 UP Tuks 8 (25)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 Blue Bulls 3 (0)
2016 Boland Cavaliers 17 (25)
2017 Bulls 3 (0)
2017–present Blue Bulls XV 5 (25)
2017–present Blue Bulls 6 (0)
Correct as of 9 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Under-20 3 (10)
2014 South Africa Sevens 2 ()
Correct as of 21 January 2016

Shaun Adendorff (born (1992-05-28)28 May 1992 in Durban, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Blue Bulls in the domestic Currie Cup.[1] His regular position is flanker.

Career

KwaZulu-Natal

Adendorff was selected to represent his local KwaZulu-Natal provincial union at both the 2005 Under-13 Craven Week for primary schools tournament and at the 2008 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week tournament. He didn't represent them at Craven Week level though and opted to move to Pretoria to join the Blue Bulls academy after high school.

Blue Bulls / South Africa Under-20 / UP Tuks

Adendorff joined the Blue Bulls academy for the 2011 season and was selected to play for the Blue Bulls U19 side in the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship. He started nine of their twelve matches during the regular season of the competition, scored tries in their matches against SWD U19,[2] Golden Lions U19[3] and Leopards U19[4] to help the Blue Bulls finish top of the log to qualify for the title play-offs. He started their 48–13 victory over Free State U19 in the semi-final,[5] as well as the final, where the team suffered a 19–20 defeat to the Golden Lions U19s in Johannesburg.[6]

In 2012, he was selected in the South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship, which was held in South Africa. Adendorff started their first match in the competition, but the hosts got off to a bad start, losing 19–23 to Ireland.[7] He wasn't included in the matchday squad as South Africa recovered to beat Italy 52–3 in their second match,[8] but he returned to the starting line-up as they beat England 28–15 to finish top of the log. Adendorff was a key figure in South Africa's vital victory, scoring two tries in the match.[9] He started his third match of the tournament as South Africa easily dispatched Argentina in the semi-final, winning 35–3,[10] and was named on the bench for the final against New Zealand. He didn't get any game time in the match, as South Africa won 22–16 in the final,[11] to win the competition for the first time and ending New Zealand's four-year reign as champions.[12]

He returned to domestic action for the Blue Bulls U21 side in the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship. Despite still being in the Under-20 age group, he quickly established himself in the team. He missed their first match of the season, played off the bench in their second match against the Golden Lions U21[13] and was selected in the starting line-up for all their remaining twelve matches in the competition. He scored tries in their matches against Western Province U21[14] and Sharks U21,[15] as the side emulated for the Under-19 team the previous season by winning ten of their twelve matches to finish the regular season at the top of the log. Adendorff scored his third try of the campaign in a 50–24 victory over the Free State U21s in the semi-finals,[16] but again suffered defeat in a final, with his side losing 18–22 to Western Province U21 to finish as the competition's runner-up.[17]

Adendorff started the 2013 season playing Varsity Cup rugby for UP Tuks. He scored five tries in eight starts in the competition, which included a hat-trick in their 52–0 victory over Wits.[18] Tries in their victories over the UCT Ikey Tigers[19] and UJ[20] helped UP Tuks qualify for the semi-finals. UP Tuks beat UJ 61–24 in the semi-final[21] and three-time champions Maties 44–5 in the final[22] to win the competition for the second consecutive season.

Shortly after the Varsity Cup, Adendorff joined the Blue Bulls squad that competed in the 2013 Vodacom Cup. He made his first class debut in a 110–0 victory over the Limpopo Blue Bulls in Lephalale[23] and also appeared in matches against the Griffons[24] and the Eastern Province Kings.[25]

He returned to the Blue Bulls U21 in the second half of the season, making ten appearances in the 2013 Under-21 Provincial Championship. He scored tries their matches against Free State U21[26] and the Sharks U21s[27] as the Blue Bulls finished in second spot on the log. Following a victory over the Sharks in the semi-final,[28] Adendorff ended on the losing side of a Provincial Championship final for the third consecutive season as the Western Province U21s beat them 30–23 in Cape Town.[29]

South Africa Sevens

Adendorff was then contracted by the South African Rugby Union for the South Africa Sevens squad.[30] He represented them at the final two events of the 2013–14 IRB Sevens World Series, the 2014 Scotland Sevens and 2014 London Sevens. However, this proved to be his only involvement with the main South Africa Sevens squad, although he did represent their Academy squad on occasion.[30]

Despite interest from Nelspruit-based side the Pumas to contract him for the 2015 season,[31] he remained in the Sevens programme until the end of 2015.

Boland Cavaliers

He returned to fifteen-man rugby in 2016 by moving to Wellington-based outfit Boland Cavaliers for the 2016 season.[32]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Shaun Adendorff". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD 17-62 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Lions 25-37 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 45-15 Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 48-13 Free State". South African Rugby Union. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Lions 20-19 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 19-23 Ireland". South African Rugby Union. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 52-3 Italy". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 28-15 England". South African Rugby Union. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Argentina 3-35 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – New Zealand 16-22 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Junior Boks end Baby Blacks' rein". ESPN Scrum. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 28-25 MTN Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 23-35 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 61-17 Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blue Bulls 50-24 Toyota Free State Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 22-18 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – FNB UP-Tuks 1 52-0 FNB Wits". South African Rugby Union. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – FNB UP-Tuks 1 24-16 FNB UCT". South African Rugby Union. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – FNB UJ 29-34 FNB UP-Tuks 1". South African Rugby Union. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – FNB UP-Tuks 1 61-24 FNB UJ". South African Rugby Union. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  22. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – FNB Maties 5-44 FNB UP-Tuks 1". South African Rugby Union. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls 0-110 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  24. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 89-10 Down Touch Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  25. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 31-34 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  26. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 40-27 Toyota Free State". South African Rugby Union. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  27. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 29-35 The Sharks U21". South African Rugby Union. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  28. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 36-13 The Sharks U21". South African Rugby Union. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  29. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 30-23 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  30. ^ a b "Powerful Academy squad picked for Harare and Dubai". South African Rugby Union. 25 November 2014. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "New signings beef up Pumas". Citizen. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  32. ^ "Cavaliers Currie Cup squad and coaching staff announcement". Rugby15. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
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