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Tewis de Bruyn

Tewis de Bruyn
Full nameMattheus Johannes de Bruyn
Date of birth (1982-08-05) 5 August 1982 (age 37)
Place of birthHoopstad, South Africa
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight86 kg (13 st 8 lb; 190 lb)
SchoolGrey College, Bloemfontein
UniversityPotchefstroom University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half / Fly-Half
Youth career
2002 Leopards
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2003 Leopards ()
2004–2006 SWD Eagles ()
2006–2007 Boland Cavaliers 7 (2)
2007–2013 Free State Cheetahs 75 (190)
2008–2013 Cheetahs 57 (25)
2011Lyon 7 (3)
2013Griffons 1 (0)
Correct as of 26 July 2013

Tewis de Bruyn (born 5 August 1982) is a South African former rugby union footballer. He regularly played as a scrum-half and occasionally as a fly-half. He represented the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby for the majority of his career. He retired at the end of the 2013 season following a back injury to take up a coaching role at his alma mater, Grey College, Bloemfontein.[1]


De Bruyn started his career playing for the Potchefstroom–based Leopards and spent two seasons there before transferring to the SWD Eagles in 2004. He moved again in 2006, joining the Boland Cavaliers before finally moving to Bloemfontein in late 2007. He played more than 130 games in all competitions for the Cheetahs.

De Bruyn had brief loan spells at the French side Lyon in 2011 and the Griffons in 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "Tewis tree uit oor rug en brei nou by Grey". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Tewis de Bruyn". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
    - "Tewis de Bruyn Player Statistics". Retrieved 26 July 2013.