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Ross Geldenhuys

Ross Geldenhuys
Full nameRoss Geldenhuys
Date of birth (1983-04-19) 19 April 1983 (age 37)
Place of birthCape Town, South Africa
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight120 kg (260 lb; 18 st 13 lb)
SchoolSt. Andrew's College, Grahamstown[1]
Notable relative(s)Piet Geldenhuys (father)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Bay of Plenty
Youth career
2002 Mighty Elephants
2003 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2016 Waitohi ()
2018–2018 Papamoa ()
2019–Present Rangiuru ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005 Border Bulldogs 3 (0)
2006 Western Province 0 (0)
2007 Pumas 17 (10)
2008–2011 Lions 19 (0)
2008–2010 Golden Lions 22 (5)
2009–2011 Golden Lions XV 11 (0)
2009Blue Bulls 0 (0)
2012 Boland Cavaliers 5 (0)
2012 Free State Cheetahs 8 (10)
2012Griffons 2 (0)
2013 Eastern Province Kings 14 (5)
2013Stormers 0 (0)
2013Western Province 0 (0)
2014–2016 Tasman 33 (10)
2015–2016 Highlanders 20 (0)
2017 Southern Kings 13 (0)
2017 Sharks (Currie Cup) 13 (5)
2018 Sharks 5 (0)
2018 Sharks XV 3 (5)
2018–present Bay of Plenty 0 (0)
Hurricanes ()
Chiefs ()
Correct as of 21 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South African Barbarians (South) 1 (0)
Correct as of 21 February 2013

Ross Geldenhuys (born 19 April 1983) is a South African rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is as a tighthead prop and he plays for Bay of Plenty in the Mitre 10 Cup in New Zealand. Geldenhuys holds the record of playing for the most number of provinces in South Africa; he played for eight of the fourteen provinces — Border Bulldogs, Pumas, Golden Lions, Boland Cavaliers, Free State Cheetahs, Griffons, Eastern Province Kings and Sharks. In addition, he spent time at the Blue Bulls and Western Province, but failed to appear in a first class match for them.

In 2013, he represented the Eastern Province Kings in the Currie Cup. He was initially named in the Southern Kings squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season, but was later released to the 2013 Vodacom Cup squad.[2]

He spent time in New Zealand, where he played ITM Cup rugby for Tasman and signed for the championship winning Highlanders for the 2015 Super Rugby season, including an appearance in the final.[3] In 2018 he made his debut for the Sharks and was signed to play for the Hurricanes in NZ the next year. After a stunning provincial season with the Bay of Plenty he was picked for the Chiefs 2020 wider squad and made his debut against the Crusaders in week 3 and was on the bench the following 2 weeks.

References

  1. ^ "Old Andrean wins Super Rugby medal". Grocott's Mail. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  2. ^ "Southern Kings name reduced 35 man Super Rugby squad". Rugby15. Rugby15. 12 February 2013. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Highlanders Bolster Forward Stocks for 2015" (Press release). Highlanders. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.

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