Robbie Fleck

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Robbie Fleck
Birth name Robert Frank Fleck
Date of birth (1975-07-17) 17 July 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Weight 15 st (95 kg)
School Bishops
University University of Cape Town
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2003-2004 Bath Rugby ()
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1995-2002 Western Province ()
Super Rugby
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1997-2002 Stormers ? (?)
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1999–2002 South Africa 31 (50)

Robert Frank Fleck better known as Robbie (born 17 July 1975 in Cape Town) is a former rugby union footballer who played at centre for South Africa. He is also the current head coach of the Stormers Super Rugby team. [1]

Cape Town Capital city of the Western Cape province and legislative capital of South Africa

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Rugby union team sport, code of rugby football

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South Africa national rugby union team national sports team

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He made his international debut in the Tour of the UK & Ireland in 1998 and went on to make his test debut in 1999 against Italy.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

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He played for Bath Rugby in the English Premiership for a number of seasons.

Bath Rugby is an English professional rugby union club in Bath, Somerset. They play in the English Premiership. The club has won England's domestic competition, the Premiership Rugby Cup, the Heineken Cup, and the European Challenge Cup.

Fleck attended Wynberg Boys' High School and Diocesan College in Cape Town.

Wynberg Boys High School Boys school in Cape Town

Wynberg Boys' High School is a traditional boys' school in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Founded in 1841, it is the second oldest school in South Africa. It is also the alma mater of sportsmen such as Jacques Kallis and Allan Lamb.

Diocesan College South African secondary school

The Diocesan College, or Bishops as it is more commonly known, is an independent, all-boys school situated in the suburb of Rondebosch in Cape Town, South Africa. The school was established in 1849 by Robert Gray, Bishop of Cape Town.

At Bishops College Fleck played for their First XV in the same team alongside Herschelle Gibbs and Selborne Boome.

Herschelle Gibbs cricketer

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Selborne Boome is a rugby union player who has made 20 appearances for the South African national rugby union team, the Springboks. He represented Northampton Saints and Montferrand overseas and had 2 spells in Super Rugby with the Stormers franchise.

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References

  1. "Fleck appointed interim head coach" (Press release). Stormers. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.