Richard Ferguson

Seasoned Shark and WP prop retires

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 17 Apr 2013 at 10:25
Tagged with : , , , ,

Deon Carstens, a veteran of more than 200 first class matches, as well as ten caps for the Boks, has been forced to retire.

Carstens returned to the Cape from a stint with Saracens to end his career, but has not played this year. He underwent a neck operation in the off season, but with a back injury sustained since, he has been forced into premature retirement.

Carstens played a mammoth 178 matches for the Sharks before packing for Saracens.

We would like to wish Deon the very best in life after rugby.


  • I like Deon Carsten. Not always the most powerful in the scrum but certainly had a lot of skill and speed for a prop. And he was always smiling. All the best Deon!

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.04.13 12:00:42 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) :
    Agree. A good option at the Sharks for a number of years.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.04.13 12:33:37 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : …and apparently a character of note.

    Yeah all the best, hope the body is not to damaged after those 200+ first class games.

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.04.13 12:34:37 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 3) :

    I heard he was always the one playing practical jokes on the guys.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.04.13 12:52:48 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
  • All the best with the future Deon.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.04.13 13:02:26 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • One of the most likable props in the game. A guy who deserved every accolade he got during his career. I think his highlight is most likely the Lions Tests he played in 2009. When he came back to SA I was disappointed the Sharks didn’t pick him up as loosehead cover.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.04.13 15:31:51 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • A sad way to end, but he has left his mark!

    All the best to Deon for the future

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.04.13 08:07:51 by Die Kriek Reply


Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.