PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Phillip Rudolph
SURNAME van der Merwe
HEIGHT 198 cm
WEIGHT 120 Kg
BIRTH DATE 03 June 1985
BIRTH PLACE Potchefstroom
MARITIAL STATUS Single
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: 36
Tour matches: 1
Total Springbok matches: 37
Win ratio: 24-10-2
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 36
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 5 0 0 5 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
World XV RWC Warm-up Test - 2015
Vodacom Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2015
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2015
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
     
Inter Provincial Women A
Saturday, August 01 2015
15:00 - EP vs KZN
NMMU Missionvale Campus, PE
Inter Provincial Women B
15:00 - Valke vs Golden Lions
Isak Steyl Stadium
SA Schools 2015
Friday, August 07 2015
12:00 - South Africa U18 A vs Italy U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
14:00 - England U18 vs France U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
15:30 - ORC Griquas vs DHL Western Province
Griqua Park, Kimberley
SA Schools 2015
16:00 - South Africa U18 vs Wales U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
18:00 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 08 2015
00:00 - Leopards U19 vs Western Province U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
00:00 - Eastern Province U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
00:00 - Free State U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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