Faf de Klerk rugby player
Faf de Klerk rugby player

Faf de Klerk

19th Oct 1991 1.72m/80kg Scrum Half

Faf de Klerk, 25, was born in Nelspruit, South Africa and joined the Blue Bulls as a 16 year old in 2007.

Francois "Faf" de Klerk currently plays as a scrum half for the Lions. He was included in the Lions squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season and made his debut in a 21–20 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Some impressive performances in the 2015 Super Rugby season have led to him being included in the Heyneke Meyers 2015 extended Springbok training squad. It was his first call up into the Springbok fold.

de Klerk continued his good form as the Lions powered through the Super Rugby in 2016, de Klerk made his Springbok debut against Ireland in 2016 and made a further 7 appearances for his country that year.

Ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season de Klerk has made 48 appearances for the Lions and has scored 12 tries.

May 2017 saw de Klerk sign a three-year deal with Sale Sharks, replacing departing international No. 9's Mike Phillips and Peter Stringer.

He joins Sale Sharks from South African Super Rugby team the Lions, after helping the club reach their first ever Super Rugby final last season.

de Klerk was instant hit at Sale and at the conclusion of the 2017/18 Premiership season he was named the Sale Sharks player of the Year and was voted as the Fans' Player of the Season.

He was also named in the Premiership Team of the Year and was shortlisted for the Player of the Season.

His performances with Sale saw him being recalled in the Springbok squad ahead of the 2018 June Internationals.

He heads into the June Internationals with 11 Test caps since his international debut in 2016.

Faf de Klerk heads into the 2018 rugby Championship with 14 test caps.

JW May 18

Career

sa South Africa
Scrum Half
2015 - present
sale-sharks Sale Sharks
Scrum Half
2017 - present
steval-pumas-logo Pumas
Scrum Half
lions Golden Lions
Scrum Half
2016 - 2017
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Scrum Half
2014 - 2017