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PERSONAL DETAILS
SURNAME van Niekerk
HEIGHT 180 cm
WEIGHT 115 Kg
BIRTH DATE 26 December 1976
BIRTH PLACE Harare, Zimbabwe
MARITIAL STATUS Single
FAVOURITE FILM Action
FAVOURITE MUSIC Any
FAVOURITE FOOD Pizza
PRIMARY SCHOOL Auckland Park Primary School
SECONDARY SCHOOL Vorentoe High School
TERTIARY EDUCATION Wits Tech, Free State Tech
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Andre van Niekerk is a bulky young hooker known for his powerful charges close to the ruck has earned a reputation as one of the toughest forwards in the country. Born in Zimbabwe, he made eight appearances for the Cats in 2001 and was chosen for the SA A tour to Europe at the end of last season. A former Lions Schools and U21s representative, he debuted for SWD in 1998 where he played Vodacom and Currie Cup for the next two seasons. He moved to the Cheetahs in 2000 but has returned to the Lions for this season. Playing Position: Hooker Club: RAU Overseas Tours: Cats 2001; SA 2001 Honours: Played for CATS, GLRU, SA A, SWD, Free State, SA Barbarians Golden Lions Vodacom Cup 2004
RUGBY CAREER
TRIES 1
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 5
 
SQUAD LIST
Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Lions Vodacom Cup - 2004
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Lions ABSA Reserve Div A - 2003
Lions Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
Golden Lions SA 'A' SA Cup - 2002
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2002
Golden Lions Vodacom Cup - 2002
South Africa A SA A tour to Europe - 2001
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2001
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Cup - 2000
South Western Districts Eagles Bankfin Currie Cup - 1999
South Western Districts Eagles Vodacom Cup - 1999
South Western Districts Eagles Bankfin Currie Cup - 1998
South Western Districts Eagles Vodacom Cup - 1998
Golden Lions U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 1997

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