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Ernst Joubert
England
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Full name Ernst Joubert
Born August 5, 1980, Ceres
Current age 34 years 80 days
Major teams Barbarians, Emerging Springboks, Golden Lions, Lions, Saracens
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 231 lb

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2009-2014 101 96 5 65 13 0 0 0 78 21 2 78.21
Saracens 2009-2014 101 96 5 65 13 0 0 0 78 21 2 78.21
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Ernst Joubert

A powerful No 8, grandson of former Springbok Piet Malan, Joubert proved to be one of Brendan Venter's best signings for Saracens from South Africa. A relatively unknown player he ended up captain in the absence of the injured of England lock Steve Borthwick.

His powerful ball-carrying skills and nimble work at the line-out made him one of the Premiership's best performers and he was named in the shortlist for player-of-the-season. Joubert guided Saracens into the final of the Premiership before being defeated by Leicester.

A natural leader, the back row made the move to Saracens from the Lions, the Super 14 outfit, in the summer of 2009. His last appearance (he made 28 in all) for the South African province came as a replacement against the British and Irish Lions on the 2009 tour. Joubert took over the captaincy of Saracens for the final two months when Borthwick was hit by a knee injury.

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Sep 27, 2014
Saracens' Ernst Joubert stretches to dot the ball down
Saracens' Ernst Joubert stretches to dot the ball down
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May 5, 2012
Saracens' Ernst Joubert feels the force of Phil Dollman's tackle
Saracens' Ernst Joubert feels the force of Phil Dollman's tackle
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Apr 20, 2012
Saracens' Ernst Joubert takes on the Newcastle defence
Saracens' Ernst Joubert takes on the Newcastle defence
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Dec 4, 2011
Saracens' Owen Farrell slots a kick
Saracens' Owen Farrell slots a kick
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