PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Zane
SURNAME Kirchner
HEIGHT 184 cm
WEIGHT 92 Kg
BIRTH DATE 16 June 1984
BIRTH PLACE George
MARITIAL STATUS Single
FAVOURITE FILM The Miracle
FAVOURITE MUSIC Gospel; R&B
FAVOURITE FOOD Chicken; Chicken Livers
PRIMARY SCHOOL Kretzenshoop Primary
SECONDARY SCHOOL PW Botha College
PLAYER WRITE-UP
A natural fullback who is rock solid at the back, Zane Kirchner made his Springbok Test debut in the third Test against the British & Irish Lions in Johannesburg in July 2009. He also played for the Emerging Springboks against the Lions earlier on the tour. Kirchner, who got injured in the first Test against England in June 2012, started in all six Tests during The Castle Rugby Championship. He is very solid under the high ball, strong on the counter-attack and aggressive in the tackle. He also has a very good kicking game and is one of the best kick-chasers in South Africa.

Position: Fullback (28) Centre (1)
Province: Leinster (Ireland), previously Blue Bulls (2008-2013) and Griquas (2003-2007)
Springbok number: 804
Test debut: 4 July 2009 vs British & Irish Lions in Johannesburg aged 25
Total tests: 29
Tour matches: 0
Total Springbok matches: 29
Win ratio: 16-12-1

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Fullback
PROVINCE Leinster, Ireland
TRIES 50
CONVERSIONS 39
PENALTIES 29
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 415
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 29
TRIES 5
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 25
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
Australia 5 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 15
British Isles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
New Zealand 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2013
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2013
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2013
Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
South Africa The Castle Rugby Championship - 2012
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2012
South Africa Castle Incoming Tours - 2012
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2012
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2011
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
Emerging Springboks British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
South Africa British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Bulls MTN test - 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
Wildeklawer Griquas ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
Wildeklawer Griquas Vodacom Cup - 2007
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
Wildeklawer Griquas ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Wildeklawer Griquas Vodacom Cup - 2006
Griqualand West ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2005
Wildeklawer Griquas ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
Wildeklawer Griquas Vodacom Cup - 2005
Wildeklawer Griquas ABSA U20 Competition Section B - 2004
Griquas Vodacom Shield - 2004
Griquas ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Nashua Griquas ABSA U20 Section B - 2003
Leopards ABSA U20 A Section - 2003
Nashua Griquas ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
Griquas Vodacom Shield - 2003
Griffons U/19 U19 Competition - 2002
South Western Districts U/19 U19 Competition - 2002

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