Tian Swanepoel rugby player
Tian Swanepoel rugby player

Tiaan Swanepoel

4th Jun 1996 1.80m/88kg Fullback

A Namibian born back, Tiaan Swanepoel is effective at both fullback and flyhalf gifted with an enormous boot. He had attended Stellenberg High School.

Swanepoel came through the Western Province Academy while representing Maties and made one appearance for the senior side before leaving in 2019 to join Australian club side West Harbour.

He returned to South Africa to sign for the Lions in 2019 and immediately made an impact.

He made his Super Rugby debut for the Lions in their round 1 match against the Jaguares in February 2020, starting the match at fullback.

In February 2021, he signed a signed a new three-year contract, which will keep him with the Lions until 2024.

His extension came after he finished the 2020 Currie Cup season in the top five for most points (63, ranked second), most tries (three, ranked second), highest kicking accuracy (84.21%, ranked three) and ball carries (38, ranked three).

Ahead of the World Rugby Cup 2023, Swanepoel has been named in the squad for Namibia.

KG (03/05/2023)


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2017 - present
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2020 - present
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2020 - present
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2023 - present
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2024 - present