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Michael Claassens
South Africa
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Full name Michael Claassens
Born October 28, 1982, Kroonstad
Current age 31 years 304 days
Major teams Barbarians, Bath Rugby, Cheetahs, Toulon, South Africa
Position Scrum-half
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 196 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2007 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 62.50
The Rugby Championship 2007-2007 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v South Africa at Millennium Stadium, Nov 6, 2004 match details
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Christchurch, Jul 14, 2007 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 123 116 7 125 25 0 0 0 65 53 5 54.87
Bath Rugby 2007-2013 123 116 7 125 25 0 0 0 65 53 5 54.87
Profile

A Springbok scrum-half who has become one of the Premiership's most assured performers, Claassens led Bath in the 2009-10 season in which a disastrous start finished in a remarkable transformation that ended in a semi-final appearance.

Claassens, who won eight caps for the Springboks between 2004 and 2007, joined Bath from the Cheetahs before the 2007-08 season. As a combative No.9, he adjusted quickly to life in the Premiership and has earned a reputation as one of the top players in his position.

He is attributed to having helped Bath develop their attacking style helped by having fellow South African Butch James at outside-half. Claassens signed a contract extension which will keep him at the Recreation Ground until the end of the 2010-11 season.

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Sep 28, 2013
Toulon's Michael Claassens is halted by the Oyonnax defence
Toulon's Michael Claassens is halted by the Oyonnax defence
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Apr 20, 2013
Bath's Micheal Claassens tries to break through the Leicester defence
Bath's Micheal Claassens tries to break through the Leicester defence
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Oct 27, 2012
Exeter's James Scaysbrook is tackled by Bath's Michael Claassens
Exeter's James Scaysbrook is tackled by Bath's Michael Claassens
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Apr 13, 2012
Bath's Michael Claassens gets to grips with Sale's Nick Macleod
Bath's Michael Claassens gets to grips with Sale's Nick Macleod
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