|Full name Donovan Wade Armand|
2006 Natal Sharks
Weight 112 kg
Name Don Armand
Career start 2012
|Playing position |
Role Rugby Player
School Maritzburg College
Current club Exeter Chiefs
Height 1.91 m
|Born 23 September 1988 (age 34) Harare, Zimbabwe (1988-09-23) |
University University of Cape Town
School(s) attended Maritzburg College
Green flag at the breakdown team talk with exeter chiefs don armand and dave ewers
Don Armand (born 23 September 1988) is a Zimbabwe born English rugby union footballer. He plays as a flanker for Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership.
- Green flag at the breakdown team talk with exeter chiefs don armand and dave ewers
- Don Armand Tribute Underrated
- Exeter Chiefs
Armand made his debut with the South African team Western Province on 10 March 2012 in a 51–22 victory over the Boland Cavaliers. He finished the 2012 Vodacom Cup season with six appearances and one try.
Due to injuries sustained by loose-forwards Duane Vermeulen and Nick Köster on the Stormers' 2012 Australasian tour, Armand received a call-up to the squad for the final tour game against the Western Force. The match ended in a 17–3 Stormers victory. He made his Super Rugby debut as a 75th-minute replacement for Nizaam Carr.
Armand was a fixture in the 2012 Western Province Currie Cup side and started the winning final against the Sharks in Durban.
He has also represented the Ikey Tigers in the Varsity Cup.
On 17 July 2013, it was confirmed that Armand would be joining English Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs on a two-year contract.
In 2016, Armand was selected for the England Saxons' tour of South Africa.
Armand has been a key player in Exeter Chiefs successful 2017 Aviva season becoming Champions of England on 27 May 2017. He was named man of the match in the final, where the Chiefs recorded their first ever league win with a 23-20 extra-time victory over Wasps.
Armand won his first international cap for England on the 10th of June 2017 in their 34-38 victory over Argentina, coming on as a substitute in the second half.
Don Armand Tribute | 'Underrated'
Don Armand made his Exeter Chiefs debut against the Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership in September 2013. He appeared 11 times in the 2013–14 season, mostly as a substitute. In 2014–15, Armand appeared 12 times, starting in 10 of those appearances. Armand had a breakout season in 2015–16, appearing 21 times in the Aviva Premiership, starting each match and playing a total of 1,611 minutes. Armand also appeared in the Chiefs' European Champions Cup campaign and started the 2016 Aviva Premiership final. Armand was nominated for the Aviva Premiership player of the year award, which was won by Alex Goode. Don Armand won the Exeter Chiefs Supporters' player of the year award for 2016 and also earned an England Saxons call up for their summer tour of South Africa. In 2017 he was named a late addition to England's tour of Argentina following James Haskell's Lions call up.