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Full name
Douw Gerbrandt Grobler

Western Province

Playing position

Gerbrandt Grobler

Current club

2.00 m

Blue Bulls

112 kg

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6 February 1992 (age 32) Nelspruit, South Africa (

School(s) attended
Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool, Pretoria

Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool, Pretoria

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Douw Gerbrandt Grobler (born 6 February 1992) is a South African rugby union player, whose regular position is lock. He played with Western Province and the Stormers between 2012 and 2014, before missing the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to a positive drugs test. He joined Racing 92 for the 2016–2017 season before moving to Irish province Munster ahead of the 2017–2018 season.


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He went to Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria and represented the Blue Bulls at the 2010 Craven Week.

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He then moved to Cape Town to join Western Province. He played for the Western Province U19 team in the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship and for the Western Province U21 team in the 2012 and 2013 Under-21 Provincial Championships.

Western Province / Stormers

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He was included in the Western Province squad for the 2012 Vodacom Cup and made his debut in their 42–31 Quarter Final victory over the Free State XV.

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He made three more first class appearances for Western Province in the 2013 Vodacom Cup before being included on the bench for the Stormers' Super Rugby game against the Cheetahs. He remained unused for that match, but made his Super Rugby debut the following week, playing off the bench in a 22–15 victory over the Sharks in Cape Town. After another spell with the Vodacom Cup side, where he made a further four starts, he returned to the Super Rugby side to make his first start in the competition against the Reds and eventually making a total of five appearances in the competition.

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He made his Currie Cup debut in August 2013, starting in Western Province's 24–24 draw with the Blue Bulls in the opening round of the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division season. He made a further six appearances as a reserve in the remainder of the tournament, but then suffered an ankle injury that ruled him out of the play-off stages, as well as the majority of the 2014 season.

He made his return to the side in October 2014, starting their final regular season match against the Sharks. He also played off the bench in the final, helping Western Province win the title by beating the Golden Lions 19–16.

Drugs ban

In February 2015, it was revealed that Grobler received a two-year ban from the sport after failing a drugs test. The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport confirmed that Grobler tested positively for the anabolic steroid drostanolone after a match in October 2014 during the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division. Grobler admitted his guilt and received a ban for two years, effective until October 2016.


In July 2017, it was announced that Grobler had joined Irish Pro14 side Munster on a one-year contract. On 24 August 2017, Grobler made his non-competitive debut for Munster when he started alongside compatriot Jean Kleyn against Worcester Warriors in a pre-season friendly in Sixways Stadium. During the game, Grobler suffered an ankle injury which he subsequently had to undergo surgery for. He was ruled out until early 2018.


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