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Nico Pretorius’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroSouth African rugby union footballer
Is Athlete 
Rugby union player 
From South Africa 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 29 February 1984, Pretoria, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
Age:36 years
Star sign Pisces

Nicolaas Pretorius (born 29 February 1984 in Pretoria) is a South African rugby union player, who most recently played with the Falcons. His regular position is prop.

Career

Blue Bulls

He played for the Blue Bulls at various youth levels, playing for them at Under-13 level in 1997, Under-16 level in 2000, for the Blue Bulls Amateur side in 2003 and 2004, at Under-20 level in 2004 and at Under-21 level in 2005. However, he never made an appearance for the senior side.

Griffons

He joined Welkom-based side Griffons in 2006 and made his first class debut for them in the 2006 Vodacom Cup match against the Falcons. His Currie Cup debut came against the Boland Cavaliers during the 2006 Currie Cup First Division season.

Falcons

He moved to the Falcons for the 2007 Currie Cup Premier Division season and made one appearance, as a substitute against the Sharks in Durban. He became a regular with them the following season, making 18 appearances in the Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup competitions.

France

He then moved to France, where he remained for two seasons, playing for Biarritz during the 2008–09 Top 14 season and for Dax during the 2009–10 Rugby Pro D2 season.

Return to Falcons

He returned to South Africa in 2012, rejoining former side Falcons, making more than thirty appearances for them during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Griquas

He also played one match on loan at Kimberley-based side Griquas during the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division.