Jannes Kirsten

About Jannes
DOB 01/12/1993
Born Johannesburg
Height 6ft 5in / 1.95m
Weight 18st 1lb / 115kg

Position Lock/Back-Row
Total Appearances 35
Total Tries 5
Total Points 25
Previous Club Blue Bulls
Honours South Africa U20s

A relative unknown to Chiefs supporters ahead of his arrival at the start of the 2019/20 season, by the end of it he was the talk of the town given an outstanding debut season in Devon.

At home playing either in the second-row or back-row, Kirsten's wasted little time in making his mark for his new club, producing game-after-game of destructive, on-field performances.

His no-nonsense style saw him feature prominently for Rob Baxter's side as they secured a historic double, winning both the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup.

Before arriving at the Chiefs, the former South African Under-20s international made his mark playing for the Bulls, both in Super Rugby and the Currie Cup.

Kirsten is the younger brother of Frik Kirsten, a prop who made 81 appearances for the Bulls between 2008 and 2014

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played309
  • Points5
  • Tries1
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries40
  • Metres Gained54
  • Average Gain1.35
  • Clean Breaks1
  • Defenders Beaten3
  • Offloads1
  • Try Assists0
  • Passes6
  • Kicks In Play0
  • Tackles39
  • Tackles Missed6
  • Turnovers Won0
  • Turnovers Conceded4
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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