Exeter Chiefs Women : Premiership Women's Rugby : Women's Rugby Data
Name
Linde Van Der Velden
Nationality
nedNetherlands
Position
Back Row
HEIGHT
1.83m
WEIGHT
92KG
Current Team
Chiefs
Leagues
Autumn Internationals, Premier 15s, Premier 15s Grand Final, Premier 15s Semi-Finals, Women's Rugby World Cup, World Women's Rugby Sevens Series
Seasons
2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24
Age
29

Dutch national captain Linde has led from the front since arriving from Toulouse last summer, scoring the club’s first-ever Allianz Premier 15s try against Gloucester-Hartpury in the opening round of the 2020-21 season.

Having started playing rugby at 17, van der Velden’s career has gone from strength to strength in both 15s and 7s. She made her international 15s and 7s debuts just four years after starting to play the sport, highlighting her natural talent.

Competent in both forms of the game, she scored her first World Series try for the Netherlands at the Langford 7s in 2017 and was also named Dutch Player of the Year for 2019.

In Chiefs’ colours, she has led from the front, both on and off the field, having captained the side in their debut Premier15s season.

Away from the field, she is combining her playing with a day job as an Assistant Architect at construction consultancy firm, Bailey Partnership.

Autumn Internationals

SeasonTeamTRYCONPENDGPTSKICKED PTSTACKLESCARRIESPASSESMETRESYCRC
Total-

Premier 15s

SeasonTeamTRYCONPENDGPTSKICKED PTSTACKLESCARRIESPASSESMETRESYCRC
2020-21Chiefs4000200000000
2021-22Chiefs5000250000000
2022-23Chiefs000000000000
2023-24Chiefs000000000000
Total-9000450000000

Premier 15s Grand Final

SeasonTeamTRYCONPENDGPTSKICKED PTSTACKLESCARRIESPASSESMETRESYCRC
Total-

Premier 15s Semi-Finals

SeasonTeamTRYCONPENDGPTSKICKED PTSTACKLESCARRIESPASSESMETRESYCRC
2021-22Chiefs100050000000
Total-100050000000

Women's Rugby World Cup

SeasonTeamTRYCONPENDGPTSKICKED PTSTACKLESCARRIESPASSESMETRESYCRC
Total-

World Women's Rugby Sevens Series

SeasonTeamTRYCONPENDGPTSKICKED PTSTACKLESCARRIESPASSESMETRESYCRC
Total-

Career Total

SeasonTRYCONPENDGPTSKICKED PTSTACKLESCARRIESPASSESMETRESYCRC
2020-214000200000000
2021-226000300000000
2022-23000000000000
2023-24000000000000
Total10000500000000