It was expected of Jacques Potgieter to announce himself to the international Super Rugby audience with a bang. The tearaway flanker is already known in South Africa, where his big hits and storming runs have been ruffling opponents in the last couple of seasons. His debut year in Super Rugby started well, but it was against defending champion team, the Reds, that Potgieter showed all his skills. There were hits galore, good play in the tight phases and then a runaway try of more than 50 metres where he left one Reds defender after the other in his wake.
The try secured the bonus point and broke the back of the opponents. After that, the Bulls could really cut loose and scored a very impressive win.
Physical: 1, 94 & 112kg
DOB: 24 April 1986, Port Elizabeth
Favourite film: Taken
Favourite food: Steak, egg and chips
Favourite music: House
Primary school: Verkenner, Port Elizabeth
High School: HTS Daniel Pienaar, Uitenhage
Vodacom Bulls 2012, 4 matches, 1 try.
Vodacom Blue Bulls Currie Cup 2011
EP Kings Currie Cup First Division 2009/10/11
SA Kings Nations Cup Romania 2011
Sharks XV Vodacom Cup 2008, 2009
Sharks u.21 Absa Cup 2007
Sharks u.19 Absa Cup 2006
EP Schools Craven Week 2004