Chad Solomon rugby player
Chad Solomon rugby player

Chad Solomon

23rd Feb 1994 1.79m/104kg Hooker

Solomon is a talented South African rugby union player who has represented various teams throughout his career. He began his rugby journey in his local Western Province provincial union, showcasing his skills from a young age. Solomon's exceptional performances earned him opportunities to represent Western Province and the UCT Ikey Tigers while also gaining recognition at the national level.

During his school years, Solomon demonstrated his potential by participating in prestigious tournaments such as the Under-13 Craven Week in 2007. He continued to progress through the ranks, representing Western Province at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in 2010 and the Under-18 Craven Week in 2011 and 2012. His standout performances, including scoring a try against the Blue Bulls, earned him selection for the South Africa Schools team in 2012, where he featured in the Under-18 International Series against France, Wales, and England.

After completing school, Solomon joined the Western Province academy, where he continued to hone his skills. He made appearances for the Western Province U19 side in the 2013 Under-19 Provincial Championship, showcasing his scoring ability with tries against Free State U19 and Border U19. In 2014, he played for the UCT Ikey Tigers in the Varsity Cup and made his first-class debut for Western Province in the Vodacom Cup. Solomon's impressive performances helped the UCT Ikey Tigers win the Varsity Cup that year.

Solomon's involvement in both Varsity Cup and Vodacom Cup rugby continued in 2015. He played a crucial role for the UCT Ikey Tigers in their title defense campaign, starting all their matches during the regular season and scoring a try against the CUT Ixias. Additionally, Solomon was a key player for the Western Province U21s, contributing to their successful season, which culminated in winning the Under-21 Provincial Championship.

In 2016, Solomon returned to first-class rugby, representing Western Province in the Currie Cup qualification series. He displayed his try-scoring prowess, crossing the try line on multiple occasions against Griquas, the Griffons, the Falcons, the SWD Eagles, the Boland Cavaliers, and the Border Bulldogs. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to an ankle injury suffered during his Currie Cup debut against the Blue Bulls.

Despite the setback, Solomon's talent and potential were evident, leading to his inclusion in the Stormers' wider training squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season. His dedication and performances have showcased his ability as a dynamic and skilled player, and he continues to contribute to the success of Western Province and the teams he represents.



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2016 - present
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2018 - present
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2019 - present
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