Eital Bredenkamp

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Eital Bredenkamp
Full nameEital Bredenkamp
Date of birth (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb; 14 st 7 lb)
SchoolAfrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Hooker
Youth Career
2012–2014 Western Province
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 Western Province 6 (0)
2015 Eastern Province Kings 4 (5)
2016–2017 Western Province 22 (20)
2017–2018 Southern Kings 6 (5)
2018Eastern Province Elephants 1 (0)
2018 Griquas 5 (5)
Correct as of 27 October 2018

Eital Bredenkamp (born 28 January 1993 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player who last played for Griquas in the Currie Cup.[1] His regular position is flanker, but he occasionally plays as a hooker.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

He played for and captained his high school, Pretoria-based Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool at schoolboy level.[2] Despite not being selected by the Blue Bulls for any youth tournaments such as the prestigious Under-18 Craven Week tournament, his performances were noted by Western Province and he joined the Cape Town outfit for the 2012 season.

He started twelve matches for the Western Province U19 side during the 2012 Under-19 Provincial Championship, scoring seven tries[3] – which included a hat-trick in their 39–8 victory over Leopards U19 in Cape Town[4] – to help his side to the play-offs of the competition. Another of his tries came in the semi-final match against the Golden Lions U19, helping Western Province to a 24–14 victory[5] to reach the final against the Blue Bulls in Durban. Bredenkamp started that match to help his side to win the title by running out 22–18 winners.[6]

In 2013, he became involved in the Western Province U21 set-up and appeared on ten occasions during the 2013 Under-21 Provincial Championship. He mainly played off the bench – making just two starts – but still contributed to the cause by scoring five tries for his side. This included two tries scored in their semi-final match against the Golden Lions U21; he scored a second-half try as the match finished 34–34 after the regulation 80 minutes and he scored a second try in the 90th minute which proved instrumental to helping his side to a 44–41 victory.[7] He played in the final as Western Province beat the Blue Bulls U21 30–23.[8]

He played for the Under-21 side once more during the 2014 Under-21 Provincial Championship, also being named captain for the campaign.[9] He finished as the top try scorer in Group A of the competition, scoring thirteen tries in twelve appearances.[10] This included hat-tricks in their matches against Free State U21 in their opening match of the season[11] and against Border U21 in a 90–0 demolition.[12] He led Western Province U21 to the final of the competition, but failed to win his second youth championship in three years as they lost 10–20 to the Blue Bulls U21.[13][14]

Western Province[edit]

He made his first class debut for Western Province during the 2014 Vodacom Cup. Despite playing as a flanker for the majority of his rugby career, he was named as the replacement hooker for their opening match of the season against Boland Cavaliers and came off the bench shortly after half-time to make his debut in a 16–8 victory.[15] He made his first start the following week against the Sharks XV (again as a hooker) as Western Province lost 25–7 to their Durban rivals[16] and made a further four substitute appearances as Western Province reached the quarter-finals of the competition, only to be eliminated by the Pumas in Nelspruit.[17]

Eastern Province Kings[edit]

He was one of three players (along with Tazz Fuzani and Jan Uys) that moved from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape to join Port Elizabeth-based side Eastern Province Kings for the 2015 season.[18] He made his debut for the EP Kings by starting their first match of the 2015 Vodacom Cup season, a 19–27 defeat to defending champions Griquas.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Eital Bredenkamp". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Grey en Affies slaags" (in Afrikaans). Volksblad. 16 June 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Try Scorers – 2012 ABSA Under 19 Competition". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 39-8 Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 24-14 MTN Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 22-18 Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 44-41 MTN Golden Lions U21". South African Rugby Union. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 30-23 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Talentvolle slot breek nek in wedstryd" (in Afrikaans). Volksblad. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Try Scorers – 2014 Absa Under 21 Competition". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Western Province U21 20-17 Free State U21". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border U21 0-90 Western Province U21". South African Rugby Union. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Blue Bulls crowned champions in Absa Under-21 final". South African Rugby Union. 25 October 2014. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Western Province U21 10-20 Blue Bulls U21". South African Rugby Union. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  15. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 16-8 Regent Boland Cavaliers". South African Rugby Union. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  16. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Cell C Sharks XV 25-7 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  17. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 13-8 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  18. ^ "EP Kings Pre Season Training Squad announced". Rugby15. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  19. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – EP Kings 19-27 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2016.