Warrick Gelant rugby player
Warrick Gelant rugby player

Warrick Gelant

20th May 1995 1.79m/86kg Fullback

Gifted with the ball in hand Warrick Wayne Gelant attended Outeniqua High in George and represented SWD at the 2013 Craven Week.

His performances at the competition lead to him being named in the SA Schools side that year.

Gelant had a big year in 2014 after representing Tuks in the Varsity Cup and the Bulls in the Vodacom Cup he was named in the SA U20s squad that competed in the Junior World Championship in New Zealand where South Africa finished runners-up to England.

After the tournament, he was included in the South African Sevens squad winning both of the tournaments he appeared in.

He was named in the Bulls 2015 Super Rugby squad, later that year he was included in the SA U20s squad that competed at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy.

Gelant featured more regularly for the Bulls during the 2016 Super Rugby season and was one of the stars of the 2016 Currie Cup.

He carried his form into 2017 and was named in the wider Springboks squad for the 2017 June internationals.

He did not make the squad but was selected in the South Africa A squad to face the French Barbarians.

He featured in all 15 of the Bulls Super Rugby matches scoring 4 tries.

Gelant top scored with 10 tries in the 2017 Currie Cup squad and earned his call-up to the Springbok squad for the November Tests against Ireland, France and Italy

In November 2017, Gelant was named Currie Cup Back of the Year at the Blue Bulls awards ceremony.

The electric fullback came off the bench for his test debut against Italy before starting his test against Wales where he scored his first test try.

He went into the 2018 Super Rugby season having already made 19 appearances and has scored 5 tries.

The young utility back featured in all four of the Springboks June tests and missed just one of the Bulls' 16 Super Rugby matches in 2018 before an injury ruled him out of the Rugby Championship.

In August 2018, he extended his contract with the Blue Bulls until 2020.

(LS August 22, 2018)

Career

bb Blue Bulls
Fullback
2015 - present
image Bulls
Fullback
2016 - present
Outeniqua High School logo Outeniqua High School
Fullback
2011 - 2013
sa South Africa U20's
Fullback
2014 - 2014
sa South Africa 7's
Fullback
2014 - 2015
image South Africa A
Fullback
2017 - 2017
sa South Africa
Fullback
2017 - 2018