DTH van der Merwe

Daniel Tailliferre Hauman van der Merwe joined Glasgow Warriors on a two-year deal in summer 2009 and made his debut as a replacement in the Magners League win against Cardiff Blues that October.

The Canadian is now firmly established as a fans' favourite, his fantastic nose for a try coming through on any number of crucial occasions. He is now the club's leading marksman having overtaken Thom Evans in the try scoring charts.

He became the ninth Warrior to be selected for the Rugby World Cup in 2011 when the Canucks included him in their squad for the global gathering in New Zealand.

He returned from the tournament with a shoulder injury, and didn't feature again for the Warriors until April 2012. He returned to the fray in explosive fashion, scoring two tries in as many games against Benetton Treviso and Connacht that were crucial in helping the Warriors to the RaboDirect PRO12 play-offs.

Born in South Africa, DTH began playing rugby aged five before progressing to the Boland U16 team.

In 2003, the Van der Merwe family immigrated to Canada (Regina) where DTH attended Dr. Martin Le Boldus High School. He made the Saskatchewan u18, u21 and Rugby Canada Super League Prairie Fire teams.

In 2005 Van der Merwe moved to Victoria, where he played for James Bay AA and won three straight BC Championships in'06-'08 and a National Title in 2007.

 

Stats

Caps
74
Tries
32
Starts
67
Conversions
0
Replacements
7
Penalty goals
0
Points
160
Drop goals
0
Position: 
Wing
D.O.B.: 28/04/86
Height: 6ft
Weight: 98kg