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Ethienne Reynecke

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Full name  Ethienne Reynecke
Name  Ethienne Reynecke
Playing position  Hooker
Height  1.79 m
Current club  Pau
Weight  102 kg
2000–02  Golden Lions

Ethienne Reynecke wwwultimaterugbycomimagesentities223fd82bed2
Born  20 March 1982 (age 33) Johannesburg, South Africa (1982-03-20)
School(s) attended  Hugenote High School, Springs
University  Rand Afrikaans University

Ethienne Reynecke (born 20 March 1982) is a South African rugby union player. His primary position is hooker.

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Lions

He started his career playing for the Golden Lions and represented them at Under–19, Under–21 and 'A' team level. At the end of 2001, after his second year representing the Under–19 team, he was included in the pre-season training squad for the 2002 Vodacom Cup, following it up with appearances in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. He was also part of the Currie Cup training squad in 2004, playing all the warm-up games.

Griffons

In 2005, he joined Welkom-based side Griffons for one year, being involved in their Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup campaigns.

Return to Lions

He returned to the Golden Lions at the end of 2005. He was included in the Cats squad prior to the 2006 Super 14 season before getting injured. He subsequently made three appearances in the 2006 Vodacom Cup side before breaking into Currie Cup side for the first time, making his Currie Cup debut for the Golden Lions in their match against Sharks. and playing in all fourteen matches that season.

In 2007, he was also included in the Lions squad for the 2007 Super 14 season and made his Super Rugby debut in their second match of the season in an 11–6 victory over New Zealand team the Highlanders. and remained a first team regular over the next two seasons. He was also included in a Springbok training squad in 2007.

He wasn't included in the Lions squad for 2009 Super 14, instead captaining the Vodacom Cup team in the 2009 Vodacom Cup season.

Saracens

In 2009, it was announced that he joined English Premiership side Saracens, where he played for two seasons.

Stormers

Shortly before his Saracens contract was due to end, he joined the Stormers on loan for part of the 2011 Super Rugby season as a replacement for injured Tiaan Liebenberg. He made two substitute appearances for them, as well as two appearances for their Vodacom Cup side, Western Province in the 2011 Vodacom Cup.

Connacht

He then joined Irish Pro 12 side Connacht on a two-year deal for the 2011–12 season, making 44 appearances in the Heineken Cup and Pro 12 competitions.

Free State Cheetahs

In July 2013, Free State Cheetahs head coach Naka Drotské confirmed that he officially signed a contract to join the Free State Cheetahs for the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division season, making five appearances.

Pau

He returned to Europe a few months later, joining French Pro D2 side Pau as a medical joker during the 2013–14 Rugby Pro D2 season.

Other

In addition, Reynecke also played for a World XV against an Asia-Pacific Barbarians side in the 2011 Chartis Cup in Hong Kong in aid of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami disaster. He also played for the South African Barbarians in 2013 against former side Saracens in 2013.

References

Ethienne Reynecke Wikipedia


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