| 17 May 1989 (age 26)
Pretoria, South Africa (1989-05-17) |
Francois Brummer Wikipedia
Francois Brummer (born 17 May 1989) is a South African rugby union footballer, currently playing Bulls in Super Rugby and for Japanese Top League side Toyota Industries Shuttles. His regular playing position is fly-half, although he has played fullback on occasion.
Brummer came through the youth ranks at the Blue Bulls and went on to make 45 senior appearances in Pretoria, however these were largely confined to the Vodacom Cup competition. He was part of the Bulls squad for the 2010 and 2011 Super Rugby season's although he only played in 5 matches.
The lack of activity saw him switch to the Griquas in 2012 and he was the Peacock Blues regular fly-half until the end of 2015. The 2014 Vodacom Cup semi-final match against the Pumas, Brummer set a new domestic record for the fastest drop-goal in a match when he scored one after just 20 seconds.
Solid performances for the Griquas saw him named in the Cheetahs squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season and so far he has made one appearance for the men from Bloemfontein.
Brummer joined Nelspruit-based side the Pumas for the 2016 season. He joined Super Rugby franchise the Bulls on loan for the 2016 Super Rugby season, rejoining the side from Pretoria where he previously made five Super Rugby appearances.
Brummer joined Japanese Top League side Toyota Industries Shuttles for the 2017–18 Top League season.
Brummer played for South Africa Under-19 in the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship and South Africa Under-20 in the 2008 and 2009 IRB Junior World Championships. He is the leading South African points scorer in the history of the IRB Junior World Championship.
In 2016, he was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team. He came on as a replacement in their first match in Bloemfontein and scored his side's first try within two minutes of coming on and also converted three tries, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners. He then started the second match of the series, kicking two conversions in a 26–29 defeat to the Saxons in George.