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  • Schalk Willem Petrus Burger Jr. is a South African rugby union player. He plays the position of flanker for the Springboks, as well as representing Stormers in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup. He has also been selected four times for the Barbarians. Renowned for his high work ethic and dynamic, robust and physical style of play, Burger is one of world rugby's most decorated players. He is a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning team, has twice been named South African Rugby Player of the Year, and was named IRB Player of the Year in 2004, among other accolades. He also holds the record for the most appearances and most tries scored by a Springbok flanker. However, Burger's physical approach has also resulted in him being shown a yellow card six times in international rugby, second only to Italy's Marco Bortolami as of June 2014. Burger has also suffered injuries, especially to his neck and knee, which have sidelined him for considerable periods at a time.

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