Schalk van der Merwe rugby player
Schalk van der Merwe rugby player

Schalk van der Merwe

4th Nov 1990 1.84m/105kg Tighthead Prop

Van der Merwe joined the Golden Lions prior to the 2014 season.

He was included in the Lions squad for the Super Rugby season and made his debut in a 21-20 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

In October 2016. the South African, who has been playing for Montpellier in France, was invited by the Barbarians for their three matches against the Springboks, the Czech Republic and Fiji, and joined a host of top players from around the world.

The loosehead prop had a recent stint in France with Jake White's Montpellier and prior to that he played provincial rugby in his homeland. He earned 25 Super Rugby caps for the Lions in 2014 and 2015 as they produced a number of dominant scrum displays against much-vaunted opposition.

Ulster confirmed that the powerful front rower van der Merwe will join the Province for the 2017-18 season on a two-year deal.

(08/03/2017)
AC

Career

image Free State Cheetahs
Tighthead Prop
2011 - present
golden_lions_thumb Lions
Tighthead Prop
2014 - 2015
image Cheetahs
Tighthead Prop
2014 - 2015
lions Golden Lions
Loosehead Prop
2014 - 2015
Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 13.20.24 Montpellier
Loosehead Prop
2015 - 2016
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Loosehead Prop
2016 - 2017
ulster_rugby Ulster Rugby
Tighthead Prop
2017 - 2019
image Southern Kings
Tighthead Prop
2017 - 2019