Deon Carstens
Full names: Deon Pieter
Date of birth: 3 Jun 1979
Place of birth: Goodwood
School: Boland Landbou
Springbok no: 734
Debut test province: Sharks
Physical: 1.84m, 116kg
Current age: 44

Test summary: Tests: 9 Tries: 0
First Test: 16 Nov 2002 Age:23 Tight-head Prop against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Last Test: 4 Jul 2009 Age:30 Reserve against Britain at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
16 Nov 200223Tight-head PropScotlandLose: 6-21 Murrayfield, EdinburghSharks
23 Nov 200223Tight-head PropEnglandLose: 3-53 Twickenham, LondonSharks
18 Nov 200627ReserveEnglandLose: 21-23 Twickenham, LondonSharks
25 Nov 200627ReserveEnglandWin: 25-14 Twickenham, LondonSharks
26 May 200727Loose-head PropEnglandWin: 58-10 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinSharks
02 Jun 200727ReserveEnglandWin: 55-22 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
09 Jun 200728ReserveSamoaWin: 35-8 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
20 Jun 200930ReserveBritainWin: 26-21 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
04 Jul 200930ReserveBritainLose: 9-28 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks

Deon Carstens :

A South African Test player who represents the Sharks in the Super 14, Deon Carstens has the ability to play at either loose or tighthead prop.

He made his Test debut against Scotland at Murrayfield in a 21-6 defeat and a week later he won his second cap in a 53-3 thrashing by England at Twickenham.

He did not make another Test appearance for four years and his versatility has sometimes worked against him but he did make the Springboks squad to play the British & Irish Lions in 2009.

He came on as a replacement in the first Test in Durban as the home side scraped a narrow 26-21 victory but he did not make another appearance in the series as South Africa won 2-1.