Franco van der Merwe
Franco van der Merwe

Franco van der Merwe

DOB: 15/03/1983
Place of Birth: Paarl , S Africa
Height: 1.96 m
Weight: 115.00 kg
Position: Lock
Honours: South Africa (1 caps)
The South African international second-row arrived at Kingspan Stadium in 2014 and quickly won admirers with his astonishing workrate and organisational skills in the lineout in particular. A powerful scrummager van der Merwe is impressively resilient and in 2015/16 he was virtually an ‘ever-present’ through a demanding PRO12 and European Champions Cup season.
 
  • Current Season Stats
  • Career Stats

Stats

Current Season Totals

Appearances
19
Points
10
Tries
2
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
0
Metres gained
101
Carries
86
Clean breaks
1
Defenders beaten
2
Passes
40
Off-loads
2
Tackles
146
Kicks from Hand
0
Lineouts Won
50
Try Assists
0
Turnovers Won
3

European Rugby Champions Cup 2016-2017

Appearances
5
Points
10
Tries
2
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
0
Metres gained
39
Carries
25
Clean breaks
1
Defenders beaten
1
Passes
17
Off-loads
1
Tackles
31
Kicks from Hand
0
Lineouts Won
12
Try Assists
0
Turnovers Won
1

GUINNESS PRO12 2016-2017

Appearances
14
Points
0
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
0
Metres gained
62
Carries
61
Clean breaks
0
Defenders beaten
1
Passes
23
Off-loads
1
Tackles
115
Kicks from Hand
0
Lineouts Won
38
Try Assists
0
Turnovers Won
2
Appearances
72
Points
30
Tries
6
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
2

Ulster Playing History

Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
11/03/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 68-21 Zebre Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
03/03/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 19-7 Benetton Treviso Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
18/02/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 37-17 Glasgow Warriors Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
21/01/2017 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 22-26 Bordeaux-Begles Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
15/01/2017 European Rugby Champions Cup Exeter Chiefs 31-19 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
06/01/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Scarlets 16-13 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
31/12/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Leinster Rugby 22-7 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
23/12/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 23-7 Connacht Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
18/12/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup ASM Clermont Auvergne 38-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
03/12/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Cardiff Blues 22-35 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
04/11/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 28-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
28/10/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 14-15 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
22/10/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 19-18 Exeter Chiefs Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/10/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Bordeaux-Begles 28-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
01/10/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 9-7 The Ospreys Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
23/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 17-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 19-8 Scarlets No 0 0 0 0 No No
10/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Benetton Treviso 11-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 29-8 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
20/05/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Leinster Rugby 30-18 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
07/05/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 The Ospreys 26-46 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
30/04/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 30-6 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/04/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Zebre Rugby 17-47 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
01/04/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 18-10 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
25/03/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 27-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
04/03/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 32-0 Zebre Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
28/02/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Cardiff Blues 23-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
21/02/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 20-21 Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/02/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 13-10 Glasgow Warriors Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
30/01/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Benetton Treviso 13-32 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
23/01/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 56-3 Oyonnax Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/01/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Saracens 33-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
10/01/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Oyonnax 23-24 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/01/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 7-9 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
26/12/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Connacht Rugby 3-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
20/12/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Stade Toulousain 23-25 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
11/12/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 38-0 Stade Toulousain Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
04/12/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 14-7 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
20/11/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 9-27 Saracens Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
08/11/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Newport Gwent Dragons 12-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
30/10/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Munster Rugby 32-28 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
23/10/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 24-17 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/10/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 16-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/09/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Scarlets 22-12 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
04/09/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 28-6 The Ospreys Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
16/05/2015 Guinness PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 32-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
09/05/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 23-23 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
24/04/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 26-10 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
11/04/2015 Guinness PRO12 Connacht Rugby 20-27 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/03/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 36-17 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 Yes No 0
08/03/2015 Guinness PRO12 Newport Gwent Dragons 26-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/02/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 25-20 Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
20/02/2015 Guinness PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 17-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 Yes No 0
13/02/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 43-3 Benetton Treviso Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
24/01/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 26-7 Leicester Tigers Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
17/01/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup RC Toulon 60-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
03/01/2015 Guinness PRO12 Leinster Rugby 24-11 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
26/12/2014 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 13-10 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
20/12/2014 Guinness PRO12 The Ospreys 31-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
14/12/2014 European Rugby Champions Cup Scarlets 22-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
06/12/2014 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 24-9 Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
28/11/2014 Guinness PRO12 Munster Rugby 21-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
21/11/2014 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 25-16 The Ospreys Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
01/11/2014 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 23-6 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
25/10/2014 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 13-23 RC Toulon Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
18/10/2014 European Rugby Champions Cup Leicester Tigers 25-18 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
11/10/2014 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 29-9 Glasgow Warriors Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
03/10/2014 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 30-0 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/09/2014 Guinness PRO12 Zebre 13-6 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
19/09/2014 Guinness PRO12 Cardiff Blues 9-26 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/09/2014 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 33-13 Zebre No 0 0 0 0 No No
06/09/2014 Guinness PRO12 Scarlets 32-32 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
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