Player of the Week - Francois Hougaard
13 June 2011

Give him jersey with any number on the back en he will play there. And will excel. Just make sure that the jersey is a Bulls one!

This is what people have to say about Francois Hougaard and after another stellar performance in the Bulls jersey, this time against the Stormers at Newlands on the weekend, the young utility back is certainly everyone’s hero.

Hougaard’s try after 65 minutes minutes in that game opened up the margin the Bulls were patiently working towards and after his moment of brilliance, there was only going to be one winner in that match.

Hougaard seems to love scoring tries against the Stormers, as he also scored against them in die final of the Super 14 final in Orlando last year.

He started in his fourth match at scrumhalf and has also played on the wing five times and came off the bench three times, indeed an indication of his versatility.

“I am really enjoying my rugby and as long as I am on the field and playing, I don’t mind the number on my back,” says Hougaard.


Physical: 1, 79 & 92kg
Date of birth: 06 April 1988, Paarl
School: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Super debut: 2008 v Highlanders
Super matches: 28
Super points: 60 (12 tries)
Springbok number: 807
Test debut: Italy in Udine (2009).
Test points: 0
Tests: 8 (plus 3 tour matches).

Highlights of the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and DHL Stormers, from Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria.

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