Jacques Vermeulen

About Jacques
DOB 08/02/1995
Born Paarl
Height 6ft 5in / 1.95m
Weight 18st 7lbs / 119kg

Position Back-Row
Total Appearances 38
Total Tries 14
Total Points 70
Previous Club Sharks
Honours South Africa U-20s

A new face at the Chiefs ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, it prove to be a memorable first year in Devon for the South African, who joined 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, making his first-team debut in the Premiership Rugby Cup encounter against Leicester Tigers, scoring a try inside the opening quarter at Welford Road.

As the season continued, Vermeulen - who started his career with Western Province - continued to impress in the No.7 jersey, producing numerous eye-catching displays for his new club. His relentless work-rate, steely defence and, his eye for the try-line, all proved invaluable as he helped the Chiefs to secure not only a second Premiership title, but also a maiden Champions Cup crown with victory over Racing 92 at Bristol's Ashton Gate.

Surgery in the off-season meant he missed the opening half of the 2020/21 season, but he has since returned to devastating effect, helping the Chiefs push forward in the defence of their two titles.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played649
  • Points25
  • Tries5
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries87
  • Metres Gained204
  • Average Gain2.34
  • Clean Breaks4
  • Defenders Beaten11
  • Offloads3
  • Try Assists0
  • Passes29
  • Kicks In Play0
  • Tackles78
  • Tackles Missed9
  • Turnovers Won3
  • Turnovers Conceded4
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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