| 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
Free State Cheetahs
85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
| Abraham Jacobus Griesel|
15 January 1992 (age 23)
Bloemfontein, South Africa (1992-01-15)
Grey College, Bloemfontein
Abrie Griesel Wikipedia
Abraham Jacobus Griesel (born 15 January 1992 in Bloemfontein, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing for All-Ireland League side Young Munster. His regular position is scrum-half.
At school level, he was included in the Free State Under-13 team that played at the 2005 Under-13 Craven Week competition and in their Under-18 side that played at the Academy Week tournament in 2010.
He made the move to Pretoria in 2011 to join the Blue Bulls. He made seven starts and two appearances off the bench for the Blue Bulls U19 during the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship and two appearances for the Blue Bulls U21 side in 2012.
In 2012, Griesel was a member of the South Africa national under-20 rugby union team that participated at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship held in South Africa. He started their first match of the competition, a 23–19 defeat to Ireland. He came on as a late substitute in their next match against Italy and didn't make an appearance in their final pool match against England, where South Africa got a 28–15 victory to ensure their qualification for the semi-finals. He played off the bench in their semi-final clash with Argentina, but remained an unused substitute for the final, where the hosts triumphed 22–16 over New Zealand to win the competition for the first time.
His introduction to first class provincial rugby came during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition, where the played for the Free State XV after moving back to Bloemfontein. He made his debut by coming on as a second-half substitute against the SWD Eagles in a 52–47 win. He made a further three substitute appearances in the Cheetahs' next three matches.
He moved to Kimberley shortly after to link up with a Griquas side trying to qualify for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division. Although he was named in their squad for the 2014 Currie Cup qualification series, he failed to make an appearance, but was retained for their Premier League campaign. He was included on the bench for their season-opener against the Sharks.
Having moved to All-Ireland League side Young Munster in 2016, Griesel made his debut for Munster on 4 November 2016, coming on as a replacement for Duncan Williams in the 2016–17 Pro12 fixture against Ospreys.