Schalk Burger Jr
IRB Player of the year 2004
After playing for the Under 21 Springbok side that won the U21 Rugby World Cup in 2002 and then captaining it in 2003, Burger was selected for the senior Springbok squad. He made his debut against Georgia in 2003 at the Rugby World Cup and has since carved out a name as one of the best flankers in the world with solid performances in the Super 12, Tri-Nations and Currie Cup. He possesses all the necessary attributes to be a great loose forward: he is quick to the breakdown and has an abundance of stamina. He rarely rests during the Stormers' Super 14 campaigns, South African Test matches or the Currie Cup. He is also a constructive link in open play with his ability to draw defenders and offload.
|Date of Birth:||April 13, 1983|
|Hometown:||Port Elizabeth, South Africa|