Rudy Paige

Rudy Paige (born 2 August 1989) is a South African rugby union player for Clermont in the French Top 14.[1] His usual position is scrum-half.

Rudy Paige
Date of birth (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989
Place of birthHeidelberg, Western Cape
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb; 12 st 2 lb)
SchoolBastion High School
UniversityUniversity of Johannesburg
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team Clermont
Youth Career
2001–2006 SWD Eagles
2007–2010 Golden Lions
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 UJ 12 (10)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2012 Golden Lions XV 10 (0)
2011 Golden Lions 2 (0)
2012–2016 Blue Bulls 36 (10)
2013–2017 Bulls 48 (5)
2018 Free State XV 9 (0)
2018 Free State Cheetahs 6 (10)
2018–2019 Cheetahs 10 (0)
Correct as of 21 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 South Africa Schools
2009 South Africa Under-20 4 (0)
2012 South Africa Students 2 (0)
2015–2017 South Africa 13 (5)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (0)
Correct as of 13 April 2018

Career

Youth level

He played for SWD Eagles at various youth tournaments, but moved to the Golden Lions in 2007.

Golden Lions

He was included in a senior squad for the first time when he was named in the 2010 Vodacom Cup squad. He made his debut for the Golden Lions in that competition against the Blue Bulls.[2] His first start came a few weeks later in the same competition against the Welwitschias.[3]

Blue Bulls

After just 12 appearances for the Golden Lions, he joined the Blue Bulls at the start of the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division season. In March 2018 the Bulls announced they would be parting ways with Paige after being the left out of the teams Super Rugby squad for the 2018 season.

Cheetahs

The Cheetahs signed a three-month contract with Paige where he would play for the remainder of the Cheetahs 2017-18 Pro14 season.

Clermont Auvergne

Paige joined French Top 14 side Clermont in 2019.[4]

Other

He was captain of the S.A. schools side in 2007 and took part in the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship for the South Africa U20 team.

He also played Varsity Cup rugby for UJ in 2011 and 2012.

Paige also made his national team debut in the second half of South Africa's 64-0 victory over the USA in the pool stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

References

  1. "SA Rugby Player Profile – Rudy Paige". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 22-27 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. "SA Rugby Match Centre – Golden Lions 51-20 Welwitschias". South African Rugby Union. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. "Les quatre premiers jokers Coupe du Monde ont donné leur accord" (Press release) (in French). ASM Clermont Auvergne. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.


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