Jean Kleyn rugby player
Jean Kleyn rugby player

Jean Kleyn

26th Aug 1993 2.03m/120kg No 5 Lock

Ireland secure brilliant victory over defending World Cup champions South Africa

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland propelled themselves to the cusp of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a gripping 13-8 win over reigning champions South Africa on a raucous evening in Paris. Mack Hansen’s try and...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: South Africa v Ireland

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2023 kicked off on 8 September with a fixture that could easily have made a final. Three Saturdays later, the sporting festival continues with a match that could easily be the final, as...

The URC heavyweights to battle it out on Saturday night in RWC clash between South Africa and Ireland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The BKT United Rugby Championship playing heavyweights on Saturday night in Paris will fight for the right to be ranked number one in the world of rugby when Ireland play South Africa in the World Cup.   The...

Nienaber makes wholesale changes for Rugby World Cup duel with Ireland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber made 13 personnel changes and a positional switch as well naming a seven-one split in favour of the forwards on the replacements’ bench for Saturday’s third...

Conor Murray: Ireland squad in ‘unbelievable nick’ ahead of South Africa clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scrum-half Conor Murray feels Ireland’s squad are “buzzing” and in “unbelievable nick” ahead of a pivotal Paris appointment with reigning world champions South Africa. Andy...

South Africa fly-half Pollard to replace injured hooker Marx

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa have confirmed that fly-half Handre Pollard has replaced hooker Malcolm Marx in their squad for Rugby World Cup 2023. Marx suffered a "long-term" knee injury in training on Wednesday,...

Match Day Programme: South Africa v Romania

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

FIXTURE HISTORY South Africa and Romania face each other in a test match for only the second time today. They last met in Cape Town during Rugby World Cup 1995. MEMORABLE MATCH It was 30 May, 1995....

Springbok Squad Announcement: head coach Nienaber, captain Mbonambi, Kleyn, Esterhuizen

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienaber, head coach On how Malcolm Marx's injury happened: "It was a freak accident, his legs just got caught in another player's legs. It was in a contact session, it was a team run and it...

Nienaber names four scrumhalves to face Romania

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cobus Reinach will start at scrumhalf, with Jaden Hendrikse providing cover off the replacements’ bench, while Grant Williams shows his versatility by starting on the right wing. Faf de Klerk will...

South Africa director of rugby Erasmus: 'Etzebeth looking like 10 day injury'

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby On South Africa’s victory against Scotland: “There was so much talk about Scotland being the best team ever in the history of Scottish teams, famous...