Faan Rautenbach joined London Irish from Western Province in September 2005 and has been a key member of the forward pack ever since.
Rautenbach began his career as a hooker before switching to prop when he joined the South Africa A squad for their tour to Europe in 2001. He quickly established himself as one of the leading props in the Super 12 and Currie Cup competitions.
With 14 caps for the Springboks, including the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and 10 in the Super 12/14 tournament; Rautenbach is an experienced, international prop whose technique and strength is respected by his peers.
After an injury hit season in 2008/09, Rautenbach returned to prominence during 2009/10 season, racking up 25 appearances for the club. He has also scored two tries.
During the 2010/11 season Rautenbach became a London Irish centurion making his 100th Exiles appearance against Harlequins at Twickenham. The big South African signed a contract extension which will see him remain at Sunbury until the end of the 2011/12 season.
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|24.05.2012||Club News||Cai Griffiths signs for London Irish|
|05.05.2012||Match Reports||Sensational Irish finish season off in style|
|04.05.2012||Club News||Bob Casey to captain Exiles in his farewell appearance|
|14.04.2012||Match Reports||Saracens fight back to beat Exiles|
|13.04.2012||Club News||Corbisiero to captain Exiles against Saracens|
|30.03.2012||Club News||Exiles named for Sandy Park encounter|
|25.03.2012||Match Reports||Heroic Exiles go down fighting|
|23.03.2012||Club News||Corbisiero returns for St Patrick’s Party|
|03.03.2012||Club News||Nicky Robinson boots Wasps to victory|
|02.03.2012||Club News||Exiles named to face London Wasps|
|26.02.2012||Match Reports||Saints snatch victory over Exiles at the death|
|24.02.2012||Club News||Danaher returns to face Northampton Saints|
|18.02.2012||Match Reports||Newcastle 19 London Irish 10|
|17.02.2012||Club News||Kennedy to Captain at Kingston Park|
|11.02.2012||Club News||Harlequins come out on top despite Irish efforts.|
|10.02.2012||Club News||London Irish name side to face Harlequins|
|28.01.2012||Match Reports||Clinical Scarlets see off Irish|
|27.01.2012||Club News||Injured players return to face Scarlets|
|23.01.2012||Match Reports||Edinburgh vs. London Irish match report|
|20.01.2012||Club News||Bob Casey to captain Exiles in Edinburgh|
|14.01.2012||Club News||Cardiff end Exiles Heineken hopes|
|13.01.2012||Club News||London Irish name side to face Cardiff Blues|
|08.01.2012||Match Reports||London Irish edge Sale Sharks in a tight encounter at Madejski Stadium|
|06.01.2012||Club News||London Irish name side to face Sale Sharks|
|04.01.2012||Club News||Clarke Dermody reaches 100|