Heinrich Brüssow
Full names: Heinrich Wilhelm
Date of birth: 21 Jul 1986
Place of birth: Bloemfontein
School: Grey College
Springbok no: 801
Debut test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 1.82m, 98kg
Current age: 37

Test summary: Tests: 23 Tries: 1
First Test: 22 Nov 2008 Age:22 Reserve against England at Twickenham, London
Last Test: 15 Aug 2015 Age:29 Flank against Argentina at Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos Aires
Test history:
22 Nov 200822ReserveEnglandWin: 42-6 Twickenham, LondonCheetahs
20 Jun 200922FlankBritainWin: 26-211 tryKingspark, DurbanCheetahs
27 Jun 200922ReserveBritainWin: 28-25 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
04 Jul 200922FlankBritainLose: 9-28 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
25 Jul 200923FlankNew ZealandWin: 28-19 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinCheetahs
01 Aug 200923FlankNew ZealandWin: 31-19 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
08 Aug 200923FlankAustraliaWin: 29-17 Newlands, Cape TownCheetahs
29 Aug 200923FlankAustraliaWin: 32-25 Subiaco Oval, PerthCheetahs
05 Sep 200923FlankAustraliaLose: 6-21 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneCheetahs
12 Sep 200923FlankNew ZealandWin: 32-29 Waikato Stadium, HamiltonCheetahs
13 Nov 200923FlankFranceLose: 13-20 Stade Municipal, ToulouseCheetahs
21 Nov 200923FlankItalyWin: 32-10 Stadio Friuli, UdineCheetahs
28 Nov 200923FlankIrelandLose: 10-15 Croke Park, DublinCheetahs
13 Aug 201125FlankAustraliaLose: 9-14 Kingspark, DurbanCheetahs
20 Aug 201125FlankNew ZealandWin: 18-5 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethCheetahs
11 Sep 201125FlankWalesWin: 17-16 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonCheetahs
17 Sep 201125FlankFijiWin: 49-3 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonCheetahs
22 Sep 201125ReserveNamibiaWin: 87-0 North Harbour Stadium, North Shore CityCheetahs
30 Sep 201125FlankSamoaWin: 13-5 North Harbour Stadium, North Shore CityCheetahs
09 Oct 201125FlankAustraliaLose: 9-11 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonCheetahs
25 Jul 201529FlankNew ZealandLose: 20-27 Ellispark, JohannesburgDocomo
08 Aug 201529FlankArgentinaLose: 25-37 Kingspark, DurbanDocomo
15 Aug 201529FlankArgentinaWin: 26-12 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresDocomo

Heinrich Brüssow : Scrum.com

Flanker Heinrich Brüssow represents the Free State Cheetahs in the Super 14 and Currie Cup and has also won Test recognition with South Africa.

In 2009 Brüssow was part of the South African side that played against a Namibian XV in preparation for the British & Irish Lions tour, but did not make the original squad to face the Lions despite an outstanding Super 14.

During the Lions' tour, Brussow played for his franchise against the touring side in a losing cause in Bloemfontein but he was excellent at stealing the ball and slowing the game down at the breakdown. His performance in this narrow defeat earned praise from Lions captain Paul O'Connell.

After an injury to Schalk Burger, Brüssow was called up to the Springboks squad for the first Test in Durban and played brilliantly scoring a second-half try in a narrow 26-21 win. He was used as a replacement in the second Test once Burger returned to the side as the Springboks won the series. After Burger was sin-binned in the first minute of the second Test and handed an eight-week ban for making contact with Luke Fitzgerald's eyes, Brüssow started the third Test as the Lions gained a consolation victory in Johannesburg.

Brussow's first Test cap came as a substitute against England at Twickenham in an emphatic 42-6 victory in November 2008. He came on for Pierre Spies and played at No.8 for the final five minutes. Also in 2008 he was named as a Sasol Young Player of the Year nominee and Premier Division Player of the Year nominee.