UZAIR CASSIEM

UZAIR CASSIEM
Biography

Having first caught the eye of the Golden Lions whilst representing UWC in the Varsity Shield, Uzair Cassiem made his senior professional debut in the 2012 Vodacom Cup, before spending a season at the crosstown Valke. His tenacity in tough surroundings was soon noticed by the Pumas, and Uzair established himself as a standout performer in the Currie Cup for four seasons. Set to join Griquas, Cassiem was so impressive in the Cheetahs Super Rugby pre-season camp that they bought Uzair out of his Griquas contract, allowing him to flourish at the highest level.

Showing his versatility as both a blindside and openside flanker, Cassiem enjoyed fourteen starts in fifteen Super Rugby fixtures, culminating in him scoring a try in his international test debut against Wales in 2016. Cassiem’s hardnosed ball-carrying saw him wear the Springbok No. 8 jersey throughout the 2017 Rugby Championship, a position that he maintained in the Cheetahs maiden Guinness Pro 14 campaign. Seeking a fresh challenge, Uzair signed with the Scarlets in 2018 and immediately emerged as a crowd favourite. Effortlessly adapted to a new playing style and challenging weather conditions, he emerged as a leader who routinely earns the hard yards by putting his body on the line.  Cassiem is approaching the best years of his career, with so much more to come.

Client Info

DOB: 17 March 1990

Position: Back Row

Height: 1.89m

Weight: 109kg

Current Team: Scarlets

Career CV

2018 - 2020

Scarlets (Guinness Pro 14, European Champions Cup)

2015 - 2018

Cheetahs (Super Rugby, Guinness Pro 14)

2016 - 2018

South Africa (Rugby Championship, Autumn Internationals)

2016 - 2017

Free State Cheetahs (Currie Cup)

2012 - 2015

Pumas (Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup)

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