Deon André Fourie, born on 25 September 1986 in Pretoria, South Africa, is a South African rugby union player who has excelled in the positions of hooker and loose forward. He currently represents the Stormers and Western Province in professional rugby.
Fourie attended Pietersburg High School and began his rugby journey in the youth ranks, playing for Limpopo Blue Bulls in 2004 and Western Province from 2005 to 2007.
His senior career started with Western Province in 2006, where he made 90 appearances and contributed 110 points until 2014. During this time, Fourie also played for the Stormers, earning 84 caps and scoring 65 points between 2008 and 2014.
In 2014, Fourie ventured overseas and joined Lyon in the French Top 14. He spent five seasons with Lyon, making 91 appearances and accumulating 60 points.
After his stint at Lyon, Fourie joined Grenoble in 2019, where he played for two seasons, amassing 42 appearances and scoring 50 points.
In 2021, Fourie returned to his home province and rejoined Western Province, featuring in seven matches and adding five points to his tally. He also resumed his role with the Stormers, playing in 16 matches and contributing five points.
Fourie's international experience includes representing South Africa in sevens rugby in 2007, making three appearances. In 2022, he earned two caps for the South Africa national team, bringing his total to two appearances for the senior side.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Fourie has been named in the South African training squad.
|2008 - present|
|2021 - present|
|2022 - present|
|2015 - 2015|
|2014 - 2019|
|2019 - 2021|