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.

 

Season2017-2018
CompetitionAviva Premiership Rugby
TeamWarriors
Mins480
Games6
Season2017-2018
CompetitionEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup
TeamWarriors
Mins80
Games1
Season2016-2017
CompetitionAviva Premiership Rugby
TeamWarriors
Mins71
Games1
Sub1
Season2015-2016
CompetitionEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup
TeamWarriors
Mins59
Games1
Sub1
Season2015-2016
CompetitionAviva Premiership Rugby
TeamWarriors
Mins1240
Games16
Sub2
Tries4
Yellow Cards1
Season2014-2015
CompetitionBritish and Irish Cup
TeamWarriors
Mins80
Games1
Season2014-2015
CompetitionThe Championship
TeamWarriors
Mins1811
Games23
Sub2
Tries5
Yellow Cards1
Season2013-2014
CompetitionHeineken Cup
TeamSaints
Mins24
Games1
Sub1
Season2013-2014
CompetitionAviva Premiership Rugby
TeamSaints
Mins401
Games11
Sub9
Tries2
Yellow Cards1
Season2013-2014
CompetitionAmlin Challenge Cup
TeamSaints
Mins80
Games1
Season2013-2014
CompetitionLV= Cup
TeamSaints
Mins400
Games5
Tries1
Season2012-2013
CompetitionHeineken Cup
TeamSaints
Mins142
Games4
Sub3
Tries1
Season2012-2013
CompetitionAviva Premiership Rugby
TeamSaints
Mins1094
Games20
Sub10
Tries3
Yellow Cards4
Season2012-2013
CompetitionLV= Cup
TeamSaints
Mins240
Games3
Season2006-2007
CompetitionUnder 19 World Championships
TeamRSA
Games1
Sub1