PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Phillip Rudolph
SURNAME van der Merwe
HEIGHT 198 cm
WEIGHT 120 Kg
BIRTH DATE 03 June 1985
BIRTH PLACE Potchefstroom
MARITIAL STATUS Single
PRIMARY SCHOOL Staatspresident Swart, Kimberley
SECONDARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Free State
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Flip van der Merwe narrowly missed out on selection for the Rugby World Cup in 2011, but in 2012 he has moved out of the shadows of Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw to make the Vodacom Bulls’ No 4 jersey his own. He is hard and abrasive and competes with Eben Etzebeth for a place in the second row. His father, Flippie van der Merwe, played six Tests in the front row for the Boks in the 1980s.

Position: Lock
Province: Clermont (France) (formerly Blue Bulls and Cheetahs)
Springbok number : 818
Test debut: 12 June 2010 vs France in Cape Town, aged 25
Total tests: 37
Tour matches: 2
Total Springbok matches: 39
Win ratio: 25-10-2
Son of former Springbok prop Flippie van der Merwe (1981-1989).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Lock
PROVINCE Clermont
TRIES 14
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 70
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 37
TRIES 1
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 5
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 8 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
England 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
New Zealand 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2015
Vodacom Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2015
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2015
World XV RWC Warm-up game - 2015
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2015
Vodacom Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
Springboks Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2014
2014 Springboks 2014 Springboks - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2013
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2013
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2013
Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
South Africa The Castle Rugby Championship - 2012
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2012
South Africa Castle Incoming Tours - 2012
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2012
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Springboks Outgoing Tours - 2010
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2009
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Free State Vodacom Cup - 2009
Bulls MTN test - 2009
Vodacom FS Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
Vodacom FS Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2008
Free State Vodacom Cup - 2008
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
Vodacom Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2007
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
Griffons ABSA Currie Cup First Div - 2007
Free State Vodacom Cup - 2007
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Cup - 2006
Free State ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2006
Free State ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2005
Free State ABSA U20 Competition Section A - 2004
South Africa IRB U19 World Championships - 2004

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Super Rugby
Saturday, May 27 2017
07:15 - Sunwolves vs Toyota Cheetahs
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
09:35 - Highlanders vs Waratahs
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
11:45 - Rebels vs Crusaders
AAMI Park, Melbourne
15:05 - Vodacom Bulls vs Hurricanes
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
17:15 - Cell C Sharks vs DHL Stormers
Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban
23:40 - Jaguares vs Brumbies
Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos Aires
Sunday, May 28 2017
14:30 - Emirates Lions vs Southern Kings
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Friday, June 02 2017
09:35 - Blues vs Reds
Apia Park, Apia
Saturday, June 03 2017
04:35 - Crusaders vs Highlanders
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
07:05 - Chiefs vs Waratahs
FMG Stadium, Hamilton

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