PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Phillip Rudolph
SURNAME van der Merwe
HEIGHT 198 cm
WEIGHT 120 Kg
BIRTH DATE 03 June 1985
BIRTH PLACE Potchestroom
MARITIAL STATUS Single
FAVOURITE FILM Snatch
FAVOURITE MUSIC Aking, Radio Kalahari Orkes, Valiant Swart
FAVOURITE FOOD Steak
PRIMARY SCHOOL Staatspresident Swart, Kimberley
SECONDARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Free State
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Flip van der Merwe narrowly missed out on selection for the Rugby World Cup in 2011, but in 2012 he has moved out of the shadows of Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw to make the Vodacom Bulls’ No 4 jersey his own. He is hard and abrasive and competes with Eben Etzebeth for a place in the second row. His father, Flippie van der Merwe, played six Tests in the front row for the Boks in the 1980s.

Position: Lock
Province: Blue Bulls (from 2009), formerly Cheetahs (2006-2009)
Springbok number : 818
Test debut: 12 June 2010 vs France in Cape Town, aged 25
Total tests: 35
Tour matches: 1
Total Springbok matches: 36
Win ratio: 24-9-2
Son of former Springbok prop Flippie van der Merwe (1981-1989).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Lock
PROVINCE Blue Bulls
TRIES 14
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 70
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 35
TRIES 1
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 5
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 8 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
England 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
New Zealand 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2015
Vodacom Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
Springboks Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2014
2014 Springboks 2014 Springboks - 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
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Springboks 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
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2009
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Free State Vodacom Cup - 2009
Bulls MTN test - 2009
Vodacom FS Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
Vodacom FS Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2008
Free State Vodacom Cup - 2008
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
Vodacom Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2007
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
Griffons ABSA Currie Cup First Div - 2007
Free State Vodacom Cup - 2007
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Cup - 2006
Free State ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2006
Free State ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2005
Free State ABSA U20 Competition Section A - 2004
South Africa IRB U19 World Championships - 2004

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Super Rugby
Sunday, April 26 2015
08:05 - Reds vs Hurricanes
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
2015 Western Province Super League
Wednesday, April 29 2015
21:00 - FNB Maties vs St Georges
21:00 - SK Walmers vs FNB UCT
2015 Blue Bulls Carlton League
Thursday, April 30 2015
16:00 - FNB Tukkies vs FNB TUT
Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, May 01 2015
09:35 - Highlanders vs Cell C Sharks
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
11:40 - Brumbies vs Waratahs
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Vodacom Cup
19:00 - Welwitschias vs Valke
Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek
2015 KZN Fidelity Security Moor Cup
20:00 - SA Home Loans Durban Collegians vs Amanzimtoti

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