Kerron Thomas van Vuuren, born on 23 May 1995 in Durban, South Africa, is a talented South African rugby union player who predominantly plays as a hooker. Standing at 1.88 meters tall and weighing 101 kilograms, he possesses the physical attributes that make him an effective player on the field.
Van Vuuren's rugby journey began at Glenwood High School in Durban, where he represented the school's rugby team. His skills and potential were recognized, leading him to join the Sharks Academy. During this time, he also attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal and played for the university team in the prestigious Varsity Cup competition.
In 2016, van Vuuren made his first-class debut during the Currie Cup qualifiers, showcasing his abilities at a professional level. The following year, he was named in the Sharks' Currie Cup squad and earned his debut against the Cheetahs. His performances during the Currie Cup season caught the attention of the coaching staff, particularly Robert du Preez, which led to his inclusion in the Sharks' 2018 Super Rugby squad.
Known for his power and expertise at the set pieces, van Vuuren has developed a reputation as a formidable front-rower. His physicality and technical skills make him a valuable asset to his team, both in Super Rugby and the Currie Cup.
In December 2021, van Vuuren signed a new contract with the Sharks, extending his stay with the team until 2024. This demonstrates the trust and confidence the Sharks have in his abilities and the important role he plays within the squad.
As Kerron van Vuuren continues to excel as a hooker for the Sharks, his dedication and talent make him a promising player to watch in South African rugby.
|2017 - present
|2018 - present