|Intro||South african rugby player|
|Is|| Athlete |
Rugby union player
|Birth||17 March 1992, Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa|
Justin Ackerman (born (1992-03-17)17 March 1992 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing Currie Cup rugby with the Golden Lions. His regular position is prop.
Ackerman went to school at Paarl Boys’ High School, where he played for their first team in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, he was included in the Western Province side that played at the Under-18 Academy Week tournament, scoring a try in their final match against Boland U18s.
He played in ten matches for the Western Province U19 side during the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship, helping his side to the semi-finals of the competition, where they were beaten by eventual winners Golden Lions U19.
He made a single appearance for the Western Province U21 side during the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship, but played a much bigger role in 2013, playing eleven times during the competition and scoring a try in their final round-robin match against the Sharks U21. His side not only reached the final, but became Under-21 champions when they beat the Blue Bulls U21s 30–23 in the final, with Ackerman playing the whole 80 minutes.
Ackerman’s first class debut came during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition. He made a single appearance, coming on as a substitute for Western Province in their 23–14 defeat to the SWD Eagles in George. He was named in their Currie Cup squad for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division and was named on the bench for the first time in their Round Ten match against the Sharks.
He was then contracted by the Golden Lions for 2015.