Jacques Vermeulen

About Jacques
DOB 08/02/1995
Born Paarl
Height 1.97m / 6ft 5in
Weight 17st 8lbs / 113kg

Position Lock / Back-Row
Total Appearances 26
Total Tries 9
Total Points 45
Previous Club Sharks
Honours South Africa U-20s

A new face to Sandy Park this season, Vermeulen joined the Chiefs in September 2019 on a three-year deal from South African Super Rugby outfit, the Sharks.

The all-action forward, who can play either at lock or in the back-row, was quickly thrust into the action following his arrival in Devon. He made his first-team debut in the Premiership Rugby Cup encounter against Leicester Tigers, scoring a try inside the opening quarter at Welford Road.

Director of Rugby Rob Baxter has predicted big things from the Paarl-born forward, who having started his senior career with Western Province has been with the Sharks since 2017 and was a prominent figure last season for them, featuring in 16 Super Rugby fixtures, as well as helping his side reach the semi-final of the Currie Cup.

Vermeulen became Baxter’s second new arrival from South Africa this summer, following in the footsteps of Jannes Kirsten, who as well as being a new house-mate has settled quickly to life with the Chiefs.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played1104
  • Points20
  • Tries4
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries130
  • Metres Gained285
  • Average Gain2.19
  • Clean Breaks6
  • Defenders Beaten20
  • Offloads1
  • Try Assists1
  • Passes50
  • Kicks In Play0
  • Tackles161
  • Tackles Missed21
  • Turnovers Won10
  • Turnovers Conceded6
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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