Chris Cloete

Position: Back Row
Honours: South Africa Schools, South Africa A
Date of birth: 15 February 1991
Birthplace: East London, South Africa
Height: 175cm (5' 9")
Weight: 106kg (16st 10lb)

Chris Cloete joined Bath Rugby in the summer of 2022, bolstering the club's power options in the back five of the scrum.

During his time at Munster, the South African was a fan favourite, establishing himself as a key component of the province's forward contingent with his powerful carrying and destructive defence.

His excellent breakdown skills are a highlighted attribute, showcased by winning the 2020/21 Pro14 Turnover King prize, stealing the ball back 14 times in eight matches – most of which were jackals. 

Prior to his move to Ireland, Cloete played for the Southern Kings, Western Province and Pumas and received international honours for South Africa ‘A’ in 2017 where he was instrumental in a 48-28 win against French Barbarians, scoring two tries.

South African born, Cloete also represented South Africa Schools in his late teens, featuring against Italy and England whilst with the Border Bulldogs.

Compeed Recovery Journeys: Episode 3 | Chris Cloete

9 December 2022

In episode three of Compeed Recovery Journeys, Bath Rugby back row Chris Cloete talks about the metatarsal injury he picked up against Wasps in September. Read more 

Injury Update with Compeed ahead of Harlequins

30 November 2022

Ahead of the weekend’s match against Harlequins, Bath Rugby Head of Medical Services Rory Murray has provided a squad injury update. Read more 

Getting to Know: Chris Cloete

19 August 2022

Chris Cloete is the latest player to take part in our Getting to Know series this pre-season. Read more