|Playing position |
Role Rugby Player
Name Frans Malherbe
Career start 2011
Height 1.9 m
2007–12 Western Province
Weight 124 kg
|Full name Jozua Francois Malherbe|
Born 14 March 1991 (age 32) Paarl, South Africa (1991-03-14)
School(s) attended Paarl Boys' High School
Current club Western Province / Stormers
Similar People Jannie du Plessis, Damian de Allende, Tendai Mtawarira, Eben Etzebeth, Trevor Nyakane
Education Paarl Boys' High School
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Jozua Francois Malherbe (born 14 March 1991) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays as a tighthead prop for Western Province in the Currie Cup and the Stormers in Super Rugby.
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- Early life
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Malherbe attended Paarl Boys' High School, where he also captained the First Rugby team to victory in Interschools in his Matric year.
Malherbe made both his senior Western Province and Stormers debuts in 2011, however it was the following year when he fully cemented his place in both sides. He played in every Stormers match during the 2012 Super Rugby season and only missed one match in Western Province's successful 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division campaign when he provided injury cover for South Africa squad on their tour of Australasia. He was a starter as Province upset the Sharks 25–18 in Durban to become a Currie Cup winner at the age of 21.
2013 saw his reputation grow and he retained his position as the Stormers first-choice tighthead ahead of the more experienced Pat Cilliers who had joined the franchise from the Lions. He made 11 appearances during the 2013 Super Rugby season before an injury ended his campaign and forced him to miss the majority of the 2013 Currie Cup season. He made his comeback towards the back end of the campaign making 4 appearances from the bench and helping Province reach their second successive Currie Cup final.
Malherbe had been involved in several South Africa squads since the appointment of Heyneke Meyer as head coach in 2012 without making any appearances. An injury to Jannie du Plessis meant he finally made his test debut on 9 November 2013 against Wales in Cardiff. He acquitted himself well despite facing the hugely experienced Gethin Jenkins on the other side of the scrum. He retained his place for the following week's match against Scotland in Edinburgh, however an injury just before half time saw him withdrawn and his tour ended prematurely.
Test match record
Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Con = Conversions, Pen = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points Scored