Lood de Jager rugby player
Lood de Jager rugby player

Lood de Jager

17th Dec 1992 2.05m/122kg No 4 Lock

De Jager played at youth level for the Leopards and also played for Potchefstroom-based university side NWU-Pukke. In 2012, he was included in the Leopards' Currie Cup squad, but failed to make an appearance. Yet, his performances in the 2012 Under-21 Currie Cup earned him a move to the Free State Cheetahs and he was included in the Cheetahs final squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

After a number of consistent performances in 2014, he was awarded a Springbok cap, but has been plagued with a number of injuries which has halted his progress with the national side. In 2015,

Lood was included in the Springboks Rugby Championship squad and has been influential at the lineouts as well as in defence where he consistently shows off his superior physicality.

At the end of the 2016 season, Lood signed for the Bulls and will join them ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

He has scored 5 points in 40 Super Rugby appearances since his debut in 2013.

In May 2017 De Jager was called into the Springbok squad to face France, he has 28 test caps to his name and has scored 4 tries.

De Jager finished the 2017 Super Rugby season with 50 caps and made 8 appearances for the Springboks taking his test cap tally to 36.

The hard-working second rower's season was cut to just 10 appearances in the 2018 Super Rugby season due to injury.

De Jager was expected to return in 2019 but made a quick recovered quicker than expected and was named in the Springbok squad for the November tests having missed the Rugby Championship and June Tests.

JW Oct 18

Career

sa South Africa
No 4 Lock
2014 - present
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
No 4 Lock
2015 - present
bb Blue Bulls
No 5 Lock
2017 - present
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No 5 Lock
2017 - present
Hugenote High School logo Hugenote High School
No 4 Lock
NWU_Pukke NWU Pukke
No 4 Lock
image Cheetahs
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2016
image Free State Cheetahs
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2016