Warrick Gelant: Poised to strike from fullback

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There are few players who can cut defences to ribbons quite like Warrick Wayne Gelant and there is little doubt that the 22 year old is set for the highest honour in South Africa, donning the green and gold. It is after all a question of when not if.

Gelant was born on the 22nd of May 1995 and hails from the picturesque town that is Knysna. He matriculated from Hoërskool Outeniqua in 2013 where his audacious talent was first witnessed by enthusiastic schoolboy rugby supporters.

He represented South Western Districts at U13 Craven Week, U16 Grant Khomo Week and the U18 Craven Week while also running out for the SA Schools team in 2012 and 2013.

Gelant opted to call Pretoria home after school and turned out for FNB UP-Tuks, Vodacom Blue Bulls U19, South Africa U20 (a feat he would replicate in 2015) and the Blitzbokke in just his first year of professional rugby.

He made his senior debut for the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the Vodacom Cup (2015) and has since gone on to playing in the Currie Cup Qualifiers and Currie Cup while he has become the incumbent fullback for the Vodacom Bulls in Super Rugby.


Gelant took a step closer to Springbok rugby when he faced the French Barbarians in the colours of SA A and showed that he is indeed ready for senior international rugby.


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