10 Things You Didn’t Know About Joe Pietersen

A product of Grey High School, Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen came through the ranks at Western Province and also represented South Africa at Sevens before making his Super Rugby debut in 2006. A classy fullback with sublime vision and an abundance of pace, Joe honed his skills in the Northern Hemisphere with a short stint at Top 14 club Bayonne before returning to the Stormers in 2012. The following are 10 quick facts you may have not known about Joe Pietersen.


1. Joe’s birthday is on the 18th of May

2. He plays for the Free State Cheetahs

3. Joe enjoys surfing when he’s not playing rugby, he’s quite good at it too

4. Major teams that he plays for include Bayonne, Biarritz, Stormers and Western Province

5. Joe plays the position of the Fullback, Wing

6. He has a sweet tooth and buys a good amount of sweets just before he travels

7. ZooBiscuits are Joe’s all-time favourite cookies

8. Joe is married to swimwear model Marzaan Kalis

9. He signed a two-year contract with French Top14 side Bayonne and moved there shortly after his wedding

10. Joe scored 154 of the Stormers 264 points in 2013 after he took over the kicking duties from Elton Jantjies

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