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Schalk
Burger
Schalk
Burger
Schalk
Burger

Schalk Burger was one of the world’s great flankers and a Rugby World Cup winner. Discover more about his career with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus.

Schalk Burger Bio

Schalk Burger is a giant of South African rugby. Throughout his illustrious career, he was a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning team and he was named South African Rugby Player of the Year (2004 and 2011), and IRB Player of the Year (2004).

Born 13 April 1983, Schalk Burger began playing rugby at a young age. As a result, he played for the U21 Springboks side that won the U21 Rugby World Cup in 2002 and captained the same side in 2003. In the same year, he then made his debut for the Western Province and South Africa.

A year later in 2004, Schalk Burger’s career really took off and he made his debut for the Stormers in Super Rugby. Almost immediately, after a string of strong performances in Super Rugby (then the Super 12), The Rugby Championship (then the Tri-Nations) and the Currie Cup, he became known as one of the best flankers in the world. This was a position he would hold until his retirement in 2019.

Unsurprisingly, throughout his career, Schalk Burger earned a number of individual accolades and team awards. Although his victory at the Rugby World Cup was undoubtedly the highlight of his career, he was also awarded the IRB International Player of the Year award in the 2004 season.

In total, throughout his career, Schalk Burger was capped 86 times by South Africa. He also made more than 100 appearances for the Stormers and more than 50 appearances for Saracens. In addition, he played for both the Western Province and Suntory Sungoliath.

Since retiring from rugby in 2019, Schalk Burger has returned to South Africa and he now owns a wine estate. 

Fixtures & Results

Sat Nov 6, 2021
11:30am EDT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
11:30am
South Africa South Africa
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
Sat Nov 13, 2021
6:00am EST
Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
6:00am
South Africa South Africa
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
Sat Nov 20, 2021
8:15am EST
Twickenham
England England
-
8:15am
South Africa South Africa
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
Sat Oct 2, 2021
FT
Cbus Super Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
6:05am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 6
LIVE
31
29
Sat Sep 25, 2021
FT
Queensland Country Bank Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
South Africa South Africa
Round 5
LIVE
19
17
Sat Sep 18, 2021
FT
Suncorp Stadium
Australia Australia
-
3:05am
South Africa South Africa
Round 4
LIVE
30
17
Sun Sep 12, 2021
FT
Cbus Super Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
6:00am
Australia Australia
Round 3
LIVE
26
28
Sat Aug 21, 2021
FT
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Argentina Argentina
-
11:05am
South Africa South Africa
Round 2
LIVE
10
29
Sat Aug 14, 2021
FT
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Argentina Argentina
Round 1
LIVE
32
12
Fri Jul 9, 2021
FT
Emirates Airline Park
South Africa South Africa
-
1:00pm
Georgia Georgia
2nd Test
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jul 2, 2021
FT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
-
1:00pm
Georgia Georgia
1st Test
LIVE
40
9

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