Gerbrandt Grobler rugby player
Gerbrandt Grobler rugby player

Gerbrandt Grobler

6th Feb 1992 2.01m/120kg No 4 Lock

Born in Nelspruit, South Africa, Grobler attended Affies High School. He went to Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria and represented the Blue Bulls at the 2010 Craven Week.

After a year with the Bulls in 2010, the towering lock moved to Cape Town where he represented Western Province and Stormers before receiving a two-year ban in October 2014 for a doping offence.

He then continued his career in France with Racing 92, making 20 appearances at the Stade Yves du Manoir, scoring five tries.

In July 2017, Munster announced that Grobler would join the Irish side on a one-year deal ahead of the 2017/18 season.

In April 2018, Gloucester Rugby announced the signing of Grobler ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Standing at 6ft 7in, Grobler has been an impressive operator in recent seasons and boosted options in the second-row.

He heads to the 2019 Champions Cup with 25 appearances for the Cherry and Whites and has scored just as many points.


image Gloucester Rugby
No 4 Lock
2018 - present
stormers Stormers
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2013
image Western Province
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2013
logo_racing2 Racing 92
No 4 Lock
2016 - 2017
munster Munster Rugby
Blindside Flanker
2017 - 2018