Pat Cilliers rugby player
Pat Cilliers rugby player

Pat Cilliers

3rd Mar 1987 1.83m/113kg Loosehead Prop

A strong and mobile tighthead, Cilliers made his Springbok Test debut against Argentina in 2012 Rugby Championship. Starting his senior rugby with for the Sharks in 2007, Patric would make his Vodacom Cup, Super Rugby and Currie Cup debut all in the same season.

2011 saw the prop moving to the Lions for Super Rugby and winning the 2011 Currie Cup. Lions Super Rugby relegation then saw Cilliers moving to the Stormers and Western Province for 2013.

A move to Cape Town saw Cilliers play Super Rugby for the Stormers and Currie Cup rugby for Western Province, winning the 2014 Currie Cup final.

He then joined South African coach Jake White at French Top 14 side Montpellier, playing from 2014 to 2016 before linking up to English Premiership side Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2016–17 season.

In an effort to boost their squad, Nottingham Rugby signed Cilliers on a short-term loan deal in October 2016. With six international caps for the Springboks and spells at the Sharks, Lions and Stormers in Super Rugby, and Currie Cup rugby with the Sharks, Golden Lions and Western Province, his experience could come in very useful.

(LS Oct 2016)

Career

london-irish London Irish
Tighthead Prop
2018 - present
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Loosehead Prop
sharks Sharks
Loosehead Prop
2007 - 2010
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Loosehead Prop
2011 - 2013
sa South Africa
Loosehead Prop
2012 - 2014
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Tighthead Prop
2014 - 2015
stormers Stormers
Loosehead Prop
2013 - 2015
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Tighthead Prop
2014 - 2016
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Loosehead Prop
2013 - 2016
leicester Leicester Tigers
Tighthead Prop
2016 - 2018