Jasper Wiese rugby player
Jasper Wiese rugby player

Jasper Wiese

21st Oct 1995 1.90m/110kg No. 8

After high school, Wiese moved to Bloemfontein, where he joined the academy of the Free State Cheetahs and the CUT Ixias university team.

He represented the University between 2014 & 2016 in the Varsity Cup.

He was invited to trials for the South Africa Under-20 squad as they prepared for the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship, but wasn't included in the training squad named a week later.

At the end of 2016, Wiese was included in the Cheetahs Super Rugby team's training group for the 2017 Super Rugby season, but it was also announced that he would link up with the Welkom-based Griffons after his Varsity Cup commitments.

He has been included in the Cheetahs 2017 Currie Cup squad. He made his PRO14 debut against Connacht later that year and played in all of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge in 2018 games.

He heads into the 2019 Currie Cup having already featured in 10 PRO14 games for the Cheetahs. By 2020, the hard-working, physical back-rower had become an integral part of the Cheetahs' PRO14 and Currie Cup team starting regularly for the side.

His form caught the attention of Leicester Tigers who signed the back-rower ahead of the 2020/21 season.

June 2021 saw him being named in South Africa's 46-man squad for the British and Irish Lions Tour.

(LS June 5, 2021)

Career

Upington High School logo Upington High School
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leicester Leicester Tigers
No. 8
2020 - present
sa South Africa
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2021 - present
CUT CUT
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2014 - 2016
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2016 - 2020
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2017 - 2020