Emile van Heerden

Emile van Heerden
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Lock
Place of Birth
Nelspruit
Height
1.98 m
Weight
106 kg
Current Team
Cell C Sharks
Birthday
Aug 8, 2000
Age
20

The son of former WP and Springbok lock Fritz van Heerden (14 tests, 1994-99), 19-year-old Emile van Heerden has the added advantage of Bok genes and the young beanpole, standing almost 2.00m tall, indeed seems to have a bright future in black and white.

Another proud product of Paarl Boys High, he represented WP at age-group level, before being signed by the Cell C Sharks, and he locked the Junior Springbok scrum last year with JJ van der Mescht at the World Rugby U20 Championship.