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Francois Hougaard
South Africa
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Full name Francois Hougaard
Born April 6, 1988, Paarl
Current age 26 years 165 days
Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, Southern Kings, South Africa
Position Scrum-half
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 202 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2014 30 17 13 20 4 0 0 0 18 10 2 63.33
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 5 1 4 15 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00
The Rugby Championship 2010-2014 14 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 1 39.28

Career statistics
Test debut Italy v South Africa at Udine, Nov 21, 2009 match details
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Sep 13, 2014 match details
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Profile

A rising star in South African rugby, the versatile Hougaard was handed his international debut as a replacement against Italy on the Springboks' end of year tour in 2009.

Primarily a scrum-half but used extensively on the wing, he had previously impressed for the Bulls in the Super 14 and the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup - scoring a try in the Blue Bulls' victory over the Cheetahs in the 2009 Currie Cup final and repeating the feat for the Bulls as they beat the Stormers to claim the 2010 Super 14 title.

He won his second international cap off the bench against Australia during the 2010 Tri-Nations before an injury to Ruan Pienaar and the team's indifferent form gifted him his first start in Springbok colours against New Zealand in Johannesburg.

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Sep 9, 2014
South Africa's Francois Hougaard and Cornal Hendricks stretch in training
South Africa's Francois Hougaard and Cornal Hendricks stretch in training
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Aug 23, 2014
South Africa's Francois Hougaard is taken down by Argentina's defence
South Africa's Francois Hougaard is taken down by Argentina's defence
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Sep 24, 2012
South Africa's Francois Hougaard spins the ball out while training in Loftus Versveld
South Africa's Francois Hougaard spins the ball out while training in Loftus Versveld
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Jul 20, 2012
The Bulls' Francois Hougaard wings the ball out
The Bulls' Francois Hougaard wings the ball out
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