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Marco Wentzel
South Africa
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Full name Marco van Zyl Wentzel
Born May 6, 1979, George
Current age 35 years 134 days
Major teams Barbarians, Leicester Tigers, Natal Sharks, Southern Kings, Wasps, Yorkshire Carnegie, South Africa
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 257 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2002-2002 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Career statistics
Test debut France v South Africa at Marseille, Nov 9, 2002 match details
Last Test Scotland v South Africa at Murrayfield, Nov 16, 2002 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2007-2013 104 91 13 5 1 0 0 0 44 58 2 43.26
Leicester Tigers 2007-2009 30 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 21 8 1 71.66
Yorkshire Carnegie 2009-2011 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 26 1 28.37
Wasps 2011-2013 37 34 3 5 1 0 0 0 13 24 0 35.13
Profile

The capture of this South African lock was a crucial move by Leeds prior to the 2009-10 season. Wentzel proved to be one of the most successful locks in the Premiership and played a big part in the team avoiding relegation.

Wentzel signed for Leeds after two seasons at Leicester where he met the club's coaching team of Neil Back and Andy Key before they moved to Headingley. They appointed him captain and his ball-winning authority brought an edge to the play of the Yorkshire club.

Wentzel had arrived in Leicester from Italian club Benetton Treviso in the summer of 2007. His form at Welford Road was good and he was an almost ever-present figure in the first half of the season.

Though he suffered an ankle injury he returned fit to play in the play-offs before ending the season in the Premiership final at Twickenham. Before his European travels, Wentzel played Currie Cup rugby for Boland Cavaliers and gained Super 12 experience at the Blue Bulls and the Cats, winning Test caps against Scotland and France in 2002.

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Marco Wentzel to leave London Wasps (Jun 18, 2013) Wentzel put on Boks standby (Nov 1, 2012) Wasps appoint Southwell as captain (Aug 16, 2012) Young investigates Wasps' injury woe (Feb 29, 2012) Wentzel forced to sit out rest of season (Feb 27, 2012) Marco Wentzel news and articles (15) »
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Mar 30, 2013
London Wasps' Marco Wentzel (left) challenges Saracens' Steve Borthwick for the ball
London Wasps' Marco Wentzel (left) challenges Saracens' Steve Borthwick for the ball
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Oct 7, 2012
London Wasps' Marco Wentzel watches the action
London Wasps' Marco Wentzel watches the action
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Sep 11, 2011
Wasps' Marco Wentzel is tackled by Ed Slater
Wasps' Marco Wentzel is tackled by Ed Slater
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Jan 23, 2011
Leeds captain Marco Wentzel
Leeds captain Marco Wentzel
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