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Michael Claassens

Michael  Claassens


Scrum Half


South Africa

Date of birth:

28th Oct 1982


1.78m (5' 10")


90kg (14st 2lb)

South African scrum-half Michael Claassens, arrived at Bath Rugby ahead of the 2007/08 season from the Cheetahs.

Tough and combative, Claassens bosses his pack very well and provides quick service to the backs, earning the reputation as one of the most consistent scrum-halves in the Premiership.

A very experienced player, who earned eight caps for the Springboks between 2004 and 2007 and made over 100 appearances for Bath so far, Claassens is one of the most respected players in the Bath squad, both on and off the field.


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Bath Rugby confirm leaving players

2 years ago

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Bath Rugby can today confirm that the following players will all be leaving the Club at the end of the season: Michael Claassens (162 …

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