Jacques Burger is without a doubt the best known rugby player to emerge from Namibia since the country gained independence form South Africa in 1990. Burger embodies the spirit of Namibian rugby, hard, uncompromising, tough and willing to travel the world to play the game. He made his debut as a 21-year old against Zambia in 2004, then moved to Griquas in South Africa for two seasons before a two year stint with Aurillac in France. This was followed by two seasons at the Bulls, in 2010 he was signed by Saracens where he has won over a 100 caps, including two Premiership titles with Saracens in 2011 and 2015. He participated at the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cup tournaments. At the 2011 event he was listed as one of the top 5 players of the tournament. English rugby writer Mick Clearly has desired Burger as “ that shaggy-haired weapon of mass destruction, prefers to make these matters personal. “ An excellent description of a man who has become one of the game’s most feared and destructive tacklers. This will be Burger’s international swan song and once he has completed his time at Saracens he will return to Namibia and his farm in the southern part of the country.