GJ van Velze

Back Row

DOB 21 Feb 1988
Birthplace Secunda, S Africa
Weight 109 KG
Height 1.93 M

Gerrit-Jan van Velze arrived at Sixways in the summer of 2014 after two years at Northampton Saints.

Van Velze was handed the captain's armband in his debut campaign at Sixways making 23 appearances and leading Warriors back to the Aviva Premiership at the first time of asking.

Van Velze retained the armband in the Aviva Premiership and became a key figure in the 2015/16 season, scoring four tries in 17 games while his leadership was key in Warriors’ impressive run of five wins out of six to steer clear of relegation.

The 2016/17 campaign saw Van Velze suffer a head injury in the first game of the season which ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.

While at Northampton, the number eight played 45 games and came on as a replacement during the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership final against Leicester Tigers at Twickenham, while also featuring regularly in the Heineken Cup.

Before his move to England, Van Velze was part of the Blue Bulls squad and twice captained the province's junior team to the Vodacom Cup.

He also captained South Africa Schools and was nominated for the IRB Under 19 Player of the Year in 2007.

 

He worked his way through the ranks at Loftus Versfeld to become a key member of the Bulls' Currie Cup squad before making his Super Rugby debut in 2010.

 

Appearances

2017-2018

Date 01 Sep 7:45
Team Newcastle Falcons VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 10 Sep 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Wasps Array
Mins 80
Date 15 Sep 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Exeter Chiefs Array
Mins 80
Date 22 Sep 7:45
Team Gloucester Rugby VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 29 Sep 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Saracens Array
Mins 80
Date 07 Oct 3:00
Team Bath Rugby VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 18 Nov 1:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Northampton Saints Array
Mins 80
Date 25 Nov 3:00
Team Leicester Tigers VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 23
Date 22 Dec 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season London Irish Array
Mins 80
Date 30 Dec 3:00
Team Saracens VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 05 Jan 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Bath Rugby Array
Mins 80
Date 10 Feb 2:00
Team Exeter Chiefs VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 17 Feb 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Gloucester Rugby Array
Mins 80
Date 25 Feb 1:00
Team London Irish VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 04 Mar 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Leicester Tigers Array
Mins 80
Date 24 Mar 3:00
Team Sale Sharks VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 07 Apr 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Newcastle Falcons Array
Mins 80
Date 14 Apr 3:00
Team Wasps VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 28 Apr 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Harlequins Array
Mins 80
Date 05 May 4:00
Team Northampton Saints VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 65
Date 14 Oct 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Brive Array
Mins 80
Date 21 Oct 3:00
Team Connacht Rugby VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 55
Date 13 Jan 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Connacht Rugby Array
Mins 80
Date 20 Jan 8:00
Team Brive VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 71

2016-2017

Date 03 Sep 2:00
Team Saracens VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 71

2015-2016

Date 16 Oct 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Northampton Saints Array
Tries 1
Mins 80
Date 23 Oct 8:00
Team Sale Sharks VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 31 Oct 2:00
Team Gloucester Rugby VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 28 Nov 3:15
Team Saracens VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Tries 1
Mins 80
Date 31 Jan 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Exeter Chiefs Array
Mins 80
Date 07 Feb 1:00
Team London Irish VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 13 Feb 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Bath Rugby Array
Mins 80
Date 20 Feb 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Sale Sharks Array
Mins 80
Date 27 Feb 2:45
Team Northampton Saints VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 04 Mar 7:45
Team Newcastle Falcons VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Yellow Cards 1
Mins 72
Date 12 Mar 2:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Gloucester Rugby Array
Mins 80
Date 19 Mar 3:00
Team Harlequins VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Tries 1
Mins 80
Date 26 Mar 5:30
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season London Irish Array
Mins 80
Date 02 Apr 3:00
Team Exeter Chiefs VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 53
Date 16 Apr 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Wasps Array
Tries 1
Mins 80
Date 30 Apr 3:00
Team Leicester Tigers VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 75
Date 22 Jan 7:30
Team La Rochelle VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 59

2014-2015

Date 13 Dec 2:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Nottingham Array
Mins 80
Date 13 Sep 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Moseley Array
Mins 80
Date 20 Sep 2:30
Team Doncaster VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 27 Sep 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Nottingham Array
Mins 80
Date 04 Oct 3:00
Team Rotherham Titans VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 07 Nov 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Bedford Blues Array
Tries 1
Mins 80
Date 15 Nov 5:00
Team Plymouth Albion VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Tries 2
Mins 80
Date 21 Nov 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Jersey Array
Mins 80
Date 20 Dec 3:00
Team London Scottish VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Tries 1
Mins 80
Date 27 Dec 2:30
Team Yorkshire Carnegie VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 31 Jan 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Doncaster Array
Mins 72
Date 08 Feb 3:00
Team Nottingham VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 69
Date 14 Feb 12:35
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Rotherham Titans Array
Tries 1
Mins 80
Date 21 Feb 3:00
Team Bedford Blues VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 07 Mar 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Plymouth Albion Array
Yellow Cards 1
Mins 70
Date 21 Mar 3:00
Team Jersey VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 28 Mar 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season London Scottish Array
Mins 80
Date 11 Apr 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Yorkshire Carnegie Array
Mins 80
Date 18 Apr 3:00
Team Cornish Pirates VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 25 Apr 3:00
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Bristol Rugby Array
Mins 80
Date 02 May 1:45
Team London Scottish VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 08 May 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season London Scottish Array
Mins 80
Date 20 May 7:45
Team Bristol Rugby VS Season Worcester Warriors Array
Mins 80
Date 27 May 7:45
Team Worcester Warriors VS Season Bristol Rugby Array
Mins 80

Warriors Career Total