Duane Vermeulen (born 3 July 1986) is a South African professional rugby union player who currently plays for the South Africa national team and Vodacom Blue Bulls.
Duane Vermeulen Age
He was born on the 3rd of July 1986 in Nelspruit, South Africa. As of 2021, he is 35 years old and celebrates his birthday on July 3rd every year.
After playing for the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in the Super 14, he made his professional debut for the Cheetahs in the Super Rugby. After three seasons with the Free State, he eventually followed Rassie Erasmus, who became the coach of the larger and more competitive Western Province, and joined the team in 2009.
Duane Vermeulen debuted for South Africa on 8 September 2012, where he was a member of the starting lineup who went up against Australia. After a loss in Dunedin, the following week he started again for South Africa in a match against New Zealand in Dunedin, where South Africa was beaten by 10 points. South Africa defeated Australia 31-8 on September 29, 2012, resulting in Vermeulen’s maiden victory for the Springboks.
He was chosen for the Springboks’ 2012 North American tour. Man of the match honors were granted to Vermeulen following his performance for the Springboks in Twickenham, for a handful of turnovers on the ground, 15 hard tackles, and his part in the Springboks’ first run of points throughout the tour.
Vermeulen played in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final on 2 November, when he was 25 years old. He was a member of the South African side that triumphed at the Yokohama Stadium in Japan with their third World Cup title. He was named man of the match for his outstanding effort, in which he contributed significantly with 10 carries for a total of 49 meters, and two turnovers.
Duane Vermeulen Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million which he has earned as a professional rugby player.