Jean Deysel

Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Flanker
Height
1.91m
Weight
110kg
Current Team
The Cell C Sharks

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A powerful ball-carrier, Jean has been one of the Cell C Sharks standout players ever since he arrived from the Lions in 2007 and over the past nine seasons, has become an integral part of the side, often captaining the team. As one of the most physical rugby players around, he enjoys nothing more than running at opposition players or smashing them in devastating fashion on defence, while a further string in his bow is his poaching ability on the ground.
His selection for the Emerging Springboks in their match against the touring British & Irish Lions in 2009 pre-empted a call-up to the national squad later on that year for the Springboks’ end of season tour to Europe where he gained the first of his four Test caps, the other three in the 2011 Tri-Nations series.