Another physical lock to emerge from Afrikaans High in Pretoria, Johannes Casper Kirsten made his U19 debut for the Bulls in 2012.
Called up to the Bulls Vodacom Cup team in 2013, Kirsten was then selected for the South African U20 team that toured Argentina and then France for the IRB Junior World Championship.
He was then named in the Blue Bulls Currie Cup squad for the first time in 2015.
Kirsten has scored 10 points in 15 Super Rugby appearances.
The busy flanker made 13 appearances in 2017 and went into the 2018 Super Rugby season with 23 Super Rugby caps.
In July 2019, he signed a one-year deal with Premiership club Exeter Chiefs as injury dispensation.
Following 22 games and 3 tries for the side, Kirsten was rewarded with a new contract extension.
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