Richardt Strauss
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Full name Conrad Richardt Strauss
Born January 29, 1986, Pretoria
Current age 35 years 314 days
Major teams Aironi, Cheetahs, Edinburgh, Free State, Ireland A, Leinster, Ireland
Position Hooker
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 222 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2016 17 8 9 10 2 0 0 0 10 7 0 58.82
Five/Six Nations 2016-2016 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.33
IRB Rugby World Cup 2015-2015 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v South Africa at Lansdowne Road, Nov 10, 2012 match details
Last Test South Africa v Ireland at Johannesburg, Jun 18, 2016 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

Richardt Strauss is a South African-born hooker who was called up to the Ireland squad in October 2012 after qualifying on residency grounds.

Strauss attended the prestigious rugby school Grey College in Bloemfontein and soon experienced success on the international stage with the South African U19 side at the JWC in 2005. He was turning out for the Free State Cheetahs before securing a move to the Super Rugby franchise for the 2007 season. He stayed there until 2009 when he opted to move to Leinster.

He started at Leinster in a bit-part role before playing a key role in their 2011 Heineken Cup triumph over Northampton Saints. His influence continued to grow for the Irish province and was again a central player as Leinster defended their European crown a year later. Having qualified to represent Ireland through residency, Strauss was called up for Ireland's autumn internationals in October 2012.

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Oct 13, 2012
Leinster's Richard Strauss hands off James Scaysbrook
Leinster's Richard Strauss hands off James Scaysbrook
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Jan 21, 2012
Leinster's Richardt Strauss thunders forward
Leinster's Richardt Strauss thunders forward
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Oct 9, 2010
Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss runs in to score
Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss runs in to score
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