10 Things You Didn’t Know About Marcel van der Merwe

Hailing from Welkom, Marcel is a powerful member of the illustrious front row club and began his career with Super Rugby franchise the Cheetahs. A graduate of the infamous Grey College, Bloem, Marcel plies his trade with the Bulls in Pretoria, where he has become an integral member of the setup. The following is a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Marcel van der Merwe.



1. His position on the field is Loosehead Prop

2. Marcel is 188cm tall

3. Marcel’s birthday is on the 24th of October

4. He was born in Welkom, Free State

5. One of Marcel’s favourite movies is Gladiator

6. Marcel enjoys listening to Rock music

7. His favourite food is Braai’d meat

8. Marcel attended Mikro Primary and high school at Grey College in Bloemfontein

9. He did his tertiary qualification at the University of Free State

10. He currently plays for the Blue Bulls

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