PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Hendrik Schalk
SURNAME van der Merwe
HEIGHT 182 cm
WEIGHT 113 Kg
BIRTH DATE 03 May 1985
BIRTH PLACE Johannesburg
MARITIAL STATUS Married
PRIMARY SCHOOL Bekker Primary School
SECONDARY SCHOOL Monument High School, Krugersdorp
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Johannesburg
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Heinke van der Merwe received an SOS from the Springboks in November 2012 and joined the squad in Dublin, his adopted home town since leaving the Golden Lions for Leinster a few seasons ago. A man of few words, he is a very strong scrummager and made an immediate impact for the Springboks, coming off the bench against Ireland. He made an appearance in all three Tests on the Castle Outgoing Tour of 2012.

Position: Prop
Province: Leinster (Ireland), previously Golden Lions
Springbok number: 790
Test debut: 24 November 2007 vs Wales in Cardiff aged 22
Total tests: 4
Tour matches: 3
Total Springbok matches: 7
Win ratio: 4-0-0
Honours: SA Under-19 Player of the Season (2004)

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Prop
PROVINCE Leinster, Ireland
TRIES 8
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 40
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 4
TRIES 0
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 0
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
England 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
Golden Lions Vodacom Cup - 2010
Auto & General Lions Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
Auto & General Lions Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Xerox Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
Xerox Lions Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2008
Auto & General Lions Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa XV Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
Golden Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
SA Emerging IRB Nations Cup - 2007
Lions Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
South Africa IRB Under 21 World Championship - 2006
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
Golden Lions ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2005
Lions ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
Golden Lions Vodacom Cup - 2005
South Africa IRB U21 World Championships - 2005
Golden Lions ABSA U20 Competition Section A - 2004
South Africa IRB U19 World Championships - 2004
Lions ABSA U20 A Section - 2003

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 05 2014
17:00 - EP Kings U19 vs Sharks U19
NMMU Stadium, PE
Absa Under 21 Competition
18:00 - Border U21 vs Sharks U21
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - DHL Western Province vs EP Kings
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, September 06 2014
09:35 - New Zealand vs Argentina
McLean Park, Napier
Absa Under 19 Competition
11:00 - Free State U19 vs Leopards U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
11:45 - Griffons U19 vs Boland U19
North West Stadium, Welkom
12:00 - Valke U19 vs SWD U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Patersons Stadium, Perth
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Regional Play-Offs
12:45 - Leopards 2 (Vaal Reefs) vs Valke 2 (Brakpan)
Olen Park, Potchefstroom
Absa Under 21 Competition
13:00 - Free State U21 vs Leopards U21
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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