Michael van Vuuren rugby player
Michael van Vuuren rugby player

Michael van Vuuren

28th Sep 1991 1.96m/108kg Hooker

Originally from Port Elizabeth, van Vuuren is a physical and technically astute hooker. A member of the SA U20 team in 2011, the hooker went on to represent the Cheetahs in both the Vodacom and the Currie Cup that season.

The front-ranker then signed a two-year deal in 2012 with Stade Frances in French Top 14.

van Vuuren joined Bath Rugby from Leicester Tigers for the start of the 2016/17 season on a two-year deal.

The versatile, dynamic hooker has the experience of playing in three major rugby leagues early in his career, having also played in the Top 14 (Stade Francais) and Super Rugby (Cheetahs and Kings), while also representing South Africa at the U20 IRB Junior World Championship.

After racking up 25 Premiership appearances, van Vuuren signed for Northampton Saints.

Career

nh-saints Northampton Saints
Hooker
2019 - present
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Hooker
2011 - 2012
sf-blason-210x210 Stade Francais
Hooker
2012 - 2014
Untitled Eastern Province Kings
Hooker
2014 - 2016
leicester Leicester Tigers
Hooker
2016 - 2016
image Southern Kings
Hooker
2016 - 2016
bath Bath Rugby
Hooker
2016 - 2019
london-irish London Irish
Hooker
2019 - 2019
Bedford Blues Banner Bedford Blues
Number 16
2019 - 2019