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WP Nel is a South African-born tighthead prop who represents Edinburgh and Scotland. Discover his career with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus.

WP Nel Bio

Willem Petrus Nel, better known by rugby fans around the world as WP Nel, is a Scottish tighthead prop who currently represents Edinburgh and Scotland. Throughout his distinguished career, he’s also represented the Cheetahs, the Boland Cavaliers and Western Province.

Born in South Africa on 30 April 1986, WP Nel began his professional rugby-playing career with Western Province in 2008. However, after making only four appearances for the side, he moved to Boland in 2009. Following a successful stint with Boland, he then moved to the Cheetahs.

From here, WP Nel’s career really took off. Between 2009 and 2012, he made 56 appearances for the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and made a further 46 appearances for the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.

However, in 2012, WP Nel decided to leave South Africa in order to join Edinburgh in the PRO12 (now the United Rugby Championship). He’s stayed with the side ever since and has now notched up more than 150 appearances for the Scottish club.

After three years representing Edinburgh, WP Nel became eligible to play for Scotland. In 2015, he made his international debut for the side. Later in the same year, he was named in Scotland’s final 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup. Since, he’s made more than 35 appearances for Scotland, including four of the side’s games at the 2019 edition of the Rugby World Cup.

With several years of elite rugby left in him, we can’t wait to see what else WP Nel will achieve in the game.

Fixtures & Results

Fri Jun 17, 2022
6:00pm EDT
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
Japan Japan
-
6:00pm
Uruguay Uruguay
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jun 24, 2022
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Portugal Portugal
-
8:00pm
Italy Italy
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Chile Chile
-
8:00pm
Scotland Scotland
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Japan Japan
-
8:00pm
Uruguay Uruguay
2nd Test
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jul 1, 2022
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Spain Spain
-
8:00pm
Italy Italy
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
8:00pm EDT
City Of Toyota Stadium
Japan Japan
-
8:00pm
France France
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
Sat Jul 2, 2022
3:05am EDT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
5:55am EDT
Optus Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
11:05am EDT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
3:10pm EDT
TBC
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jul 8, 2022
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Georgia Georgia
-
8:00pm
Italy Italy
1st Test
LIVE
0
0
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Japan Japan
-
8:00pm
France France
2nd Test
LIVE
0
0
Sat Jul 9, 2022
3:05am EDT
Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
2nd Test
LIVE
0
0
5:55am EDT
Suncorp Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
2nd Test
LIVE
0
0
11:00am EDT
TBC
Argentina Argentina
-
11:00am
Scotland Scotland
2nd Test
LIVE
0
0
11:00am EDT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:00am
Wales Wales
2nd Test
LIVE
0
0
Fri Jul 15, 2022
6:00pm EDT
DHL Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
6:00pm
Wales Wales
3rd Test
LIVE
0
0
Sat Jul 16, 2022
3:05am EDT
Sky Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
3rd Test
LIVE
0
0
5:55am EDT
Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
3rd Test
LIVE
0
0
11:00am EDT
TBC
Argentina Argentina
-
11:00am
Scotland Scotland
3rd Test
LIVE
0
0
Fri Aug 5, 2022
8:00pm EDT
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
Argentina Argentina
-
8:00pm
Australia Australia
Round 1
LIVE
0
0
Sat Aug 6, 2022
11:05am EDT
Mbombela Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 1
LIVE
0
0
Fri Aug 12, 2022
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Argentina Argentina
-
8:00pm
Australia Australia
Round 2
LIVE
0
0
Sat Aug 13, 2022
11:05am EDT
Emirates Airline Park
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 2
LIVE
0
0
Fri Aug 26, 2022
8:00pm EDT
Orangetheory Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
8:00pm
Argentina Argentina
Round 3
LIVE
0
0
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Australia Australia
-
8:00pm
South Africa South Africa
Round 3
LIVE
0
0
Fri Sep 2, 2022
8:00pm EDT
TBC
Australia Australia
-
8:00pm
South Africa South Africa
Round 4
LIVE
0
0
Sat Sep 3, 2022
3:05am EDT
FMG Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Argentina Argentina
Round 4
LIVE
0
0
Wed Sep 14, 2022
8:00pm EDT
Marvel Stadium
Australia Australia
-
8:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 5
LIVE
0
0
Sat Sep 17, 2022
3:10pm EDT
Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
South Africa South Africa
Round 5
LIVE
0
0
Sat Sep 24, 2022
3:05am EDT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Australia Australia
Round 6
LIVE
0
0
11:05am EDT
Kings Park Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Argentina Argentina
Round 6
LIVE
0
0
Sat Feb 4, 2023
9:15am EST
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
9:15am
Ireland Ireland
Round 1
LIVE
0
0
11:45am EST
Twickenham
England England
-
11:45am
Scotland Scotland
Round 1
LIVE
0
0
Sun Feb 5, 2023
9:15am EST
Stadio Olimpico
Italy Italy
-
9:15am
France France
Round 1
LIVE
0
0
Sat Feb 11, 2023
9:15am EST
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
9:15am
France France
Round 2
LIVE
0
0
11:45am EST
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Scotland Scotland
-
11:45am
France France
Round 2
LIVE
0
0
Sun Feb 12, 2023
10:00am EST
Twickenham
England England
-
10:00am
Italy Italy
Round 2
LIVE
0
0
Sat Feb 25, 2023
9:15am EST
Stadio Olimpico
Italy Italy
-
9:15am
Ireland Ireland
Round 3
LIVE
0
0
11:45am EST
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
11:45am
England England
Round 3
LIVE
0
0
Sun Feb 26, 2023
10:00am EST
Stade De France
France France
-
10:00am
Scotland Scotland
Round 3
LIVE
0
0
Sat Mar 11, 2023
9:15am EST
Stadio Olimpico
Italy Italy
-
9:15am
Wales Wales
Round 4
LIVE
0
0
11:35am EST
Twickenham
England England
-
11:35am
France France
Round 4
LIVE
0
0
Sun Mar 12, 2023
11:00am EDT
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Scotland Scotland
-
11:00am
Ireland Ireland
Round 4
LIVE
0
0
Sat Mar 18, 2023
8:30am EDT
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Scotland Scotland
-
8:30am
Italy Italy
Round 5
LIVE
0
0
10:45am EDT
Stade De France
France France
-
10:45am
Wales Wales
Round 5
LIVE
0
0
1:00pm EDT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
1:00pm
England England
Round 5
LIVE
0
0

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