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Coenie Oosthuizen

Coenie Oosthuizen
Personal information
Full name Coenraad Victor Oosthuizen
Nickname Shrek
Born (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 127 kg (20 st 0 lb)
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of the Free State
Club information
Playing position Prop
Current club Free State Cheetahs / Cheetahs
Youth career
2005–08 Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team
2008 UFS Shimlas 7 (5)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2008– Free State Cheetahs 56 (55)
2010– Cheetahs 66 (40)
Representative team(s)
2007 S.A. Schools ()
2009 South Africa U20 5 (0)
2012– South Africa 21 (15)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 11 October 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 30 November 2014.

Coenraad Victor Oosthuizen (nicknames: 'Coenie' or 'Shrek')[1] is a professional rugby union player who plays for Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup, Toyota Cheetahs in Super Rugby and was chosen for the Springboks squad in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and made his test debut in the first test against England in Durban in 2012.[2] He went to Laerskool Gustav Preller in Roodepoort for his primary education and attended Grey College in Bloemfontein.

He plays in the loose-head prop position, although he can play both sides of the scrum. He boasts surprising pace for a man of his colossal weight (127 kg). He ended the 2010 Currie Cup season as the Cheetahs top try scorer.[3] Oosthuizen is known for his strong runs and work rate around the pitch but has often struggled in the scrum against the more technical scrummagers.[4][5][6]

In 2010 Coenie scored a hat trick of tries for the Free State Cheetahs in a Currie Cup game against the neighbouring Griquas team. It is after a stand-out season for the Cheetahs during the 2010 Currie Cup domestic rugby season that Coenie was selected as part of the Springbok squad for the November 2010 tour of Europe.

Oosthuizen made his first test appearance on 9 June 2012 against England in Durban.[7]


Coenie Oosthuizen is/was involved in the following squads:[8]


  1. ^ TimesLive: 30 Seconds with Cheetahs prop Coenie Oosthuizen
  2. ^ SA Rugby Profile
  3. ^ Bettor: Coenie Oosthuizen's criticisim of referee during scrums
  4. ^ Player Watch: Oosthuizen
  5. ^ TimesLive: 30 Seconds with Cheetahs prop Coenie Oosthuizen
  6. ^ Sport24: Coenie – Scrummaging comes first
  7. ^ SA Rugby site
  8. ^ SA Rugby: Official Profile of Coenie Oosthuizen

External links

  • SA Rugby profile
  • Cheetahs Profile
  • Oosthuizen's profile on
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