Salmaan Moerat rugby player
Salmaan Moerat rugby player

Salmaan Moerat

6th Mar 1998 1.99m/117kg No 4 Lock

An exceptionally talented youngster, Salmaan Moerat has been tipped for great thing from a young age in the South African Rugby circles.

Moerat comes from well-known rugby family in the Western Cape with his family having started the Vineyards RFC. His father then represented SARU during the apartheid era.

Salmaan Moerat started his representative rugby at 13 when he represented Boland at the U13 Craven Week, before attending Paarl Boys' High and representing Western Province at under 16 and under 18 levels.

His performance at the 2015 Craven Week saw him being selected into the 2015 SA Schools team. He followed that up with being selected as the captain of WP's 2016 Craven Week team, where he led them to an unbeaten run in the competition.

His strong showing and excellent leadership qualities did not go unnoticed as he then became the captain of the SA Schools team and led them to remain unbeaten in the Under 19 International Series in Cape Town.

After school Moerat joined the Western Province Academy and was selected in the Springbok U20s in 2016 and 2017.

In 2018 Moerat was named in the Stormers wider training squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season. After the Stormers picked up some injuries on tour Moerat was flown to NZ ahead of their clash against the Highlanders where he made his debut off the bench

Ahead of the 2021 November tour to Europe Moerat was selected in the Springbok squad. In February 2022, Moerat signed a new deal with the Stormers until 2025, turning down multiple offers from clubs in Europe.

JW FEB 2022

Career

stormers Stormers
No 4 Lock
2018 - present
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No 4 Lock
image (12) Western Province
No 4 Lock
2018 - present
sa South Africa
No 4 Lock
2021 - present
sa South Africa U20's
No 4 Lock
2017 - 2017
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No 4 Lock
2020 - 2021