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Jaque Fourie
South Africa
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Full name Jaque Fourie
Born March 4, 1983, Carletonville
Current age 31 years 196 days
Major teams Barbarians, Lions, Stormers, Western Province, South Africa
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 231 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2003-2013 72 59 13 160 32 0 0 0 52 20 0 72.22
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2011 15 13 2 45 9 0 0 0 13 2 0 86.66
The Rugby Championship 2005-2011 25 25 0 45 9 0 0 0 13 12 0 52.00

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Uruguay at Perth, Oct 11, 2003 match details
Last Test France v South Africa at Stade de France, Nov 23, 2013 match details
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Fourie has represented his country at two World Cups, making his debut at just 20 years of age.

He made a try-scoring debut in 2003 at the World Cup when the Springboks beat Uruguay in a pool match 72-6 in Perth. Four years later he scored four tries on the way to the final of the World Cup in 2007 and he played at the Stade de France as the Springboks beat England 15-6 in Paris to win the Webb Ellis trophy for the second time.

Fourie's dynamic, powerful running inspired a decisive try against the British & Irish Lions in the second Test at Loftus Versfeld in 2009. His score allowed Morne Steyn to later win the game with a long-range penalty.

The Tri-Nations followed and Fourie was again in fine form. He scored a crucial try to end New Zealand's challenge in Bloemfontein and another early on against the Wallabies in Perth. The Boks won the title, and Fourie his 50th Test cap in their sole defeat, to the Wallabies in Brisbane.

A four-week ban for a dangerous tackle on New Zealand's Ma'a Nonu saw his 2009 Tri-Nations campaign end on a sour note and he was handed a similar ban the following year after another questionable tackle - this time on Australia's Richard Brown.

He only missed one game of the Springboks' disastrous title defence but a foot injury picked up on Currie Cup duty for Western Province later that season ruled him out of the end of year tour of Europe.

A long-time servant of the Golden Lions, Fourie switched allegiances to Western Province and the Stormers in 2009.

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Nov 23, 2013
South Africa's Jaque Fourie breaks away from Wesley Fofana
South Africa's Jaque Fourie breaks away from Wesley Fofana
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Sep 22, 2011
Namibia's Jacques Burger reflects on the match at the final whistle
Namibia's Jacques Burger reflects on the match at the final whistle
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Sep 22, 2011
South Africa's Francois Hougaard dives over for the 12th try of the match
South Africa's Francois Hougaard dives over for the 12th try of the match
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Sep 22, 2011
Juan de Jongh celebrates with Gio Aplon after running in his second try in South Africa's rout of Namibia
Juan de Jongh celebrates with Gio Aplon after running in his second try in South Africa's rout of Namibia
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