Luan de Bruin rugby player
Luan de Bruin rugby player

Luan de Bruin

13th Feb 1993 1.83m/127kg Tighthead Prop

Educated at Afrikaans High, Luan de Bruin represented the Bulls youth leagues from an early age starting from u13 and went right through to the u19s.

In 2011, he was selected to represent the 2011 SA Schools Academy team where he represented his country against France. In 2012, he made the move to Bloemfontein, where he made 11 appearances for the Free State u19s in 2012 and was included in the UFS Shimlas squad for the 2013 Varsity Cup competition, where he made six substitute appearances.

He went on to be a regular starter for the SA u20s in 2013 as the side finished third overall with de Bruin starting the 3rd place playoff as well as the victory over England making four appearances in total.

An impressive year for the powerful front rower saw him make his Currie Cup debut and earned him a Super Rugby contract with the Cheetahs. He made the reserve bench for the Cheetahs' second-last match of the 2014 Super Rugby season against the Sharks in Bloemfontein. In July 2014, De Bruin signed a new contract with the Cheetahs until the end of 2016.

Capable of playing at loosehead or tighthead, de Bruin was a member of the 2020 Green Squad in the internal fixture for the World Champion Springboks. By 2020, de Bruin had over 50 caps for the Cheetahs before he signed a deal to join the Leicester Tigers in England ahead of the 2020/21 season.

De Bruin made 17 appearances for the Tigers before making the move to Edinburgh ahead of the 2021/22 season.

JW June 2021.

Career

image Springbok Green
Tighthead Prop
2020 - present
Affies logo Affies
Tighthead Prop
Deh1iTfWsAAYGy0 Edinburgh Rugby
Tighthead Prop
2021 - present
sa South Africa U20's
Tighthead Prop
2013 - 2014
image Free State Cheetahs
Tighthead Prop
image Cheetahs
Tighthead Prop
2014 - 2020
leicester Leicester Tigers
Tighthead Prop
2020 - 2021