JJ Breet

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JJ Breet
Full name Jan-Jacobus Breet
Date of birth (1991-06-14) 14 June 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb; 231 lb)
School Ben Vorster High School, Tzaneen
University Tshwane University of Technology
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Rugby Viadana
Youth Career
2008–2009 Limpopo Blue Bulls
2010–2012 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 TUT Vikings 6 (5)
2014 Wits 3 (5)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Blue Bulls 0 (0)
2013 Golden Lions 7 (10)
2014–2015 Pumas 0 (0)
2016–present Rugby Viadana 0 (0)
Correct as of 11 September 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 S.A. Schools ()
Correct as of 11 September 2013

JJ Breet (born 14 June 1991) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing for Italian Top12 side Rugby Viadana.[1] His regular position is lock.


Youth and Varsity Rugby

Breet represented Limpopo Blue Bulls at the Under–18 Craven Week tournaments in 2008 and 2009, also earning a call-up to the South African Under–18 High Performance Squad in 2009.

He joined the Blue Bulls in 2010. He represented the Blue Bulls U19 team in the 2010 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition, scoring seven tries in his thirteen appearances, as well as the Blue Bulls U21 team in the Under-21 competitions in 2011 and 2012.

He also played Varsity Rugby#Varsity Shield rugby in 2011 and 2012 for the TUT Vikings.

Blue Bulls

Despite being named on the bench for the Blue Bulls' 2011 Vodacom Cup opening round match against the Sharks XV,[2] he never made a first class appearance for the Blue Bulls.

Golden Lions

Breet made the trans-Jukskei move to the Golden Lions in 2013. His first class debut came when he started their 2013 Vodacom Cup match against the Leopards.[3] He made a total of five appearances for them in that competition, including coming on as a late substitute in the final, which the Lions won 42–28.[4]

His Currie Cup debut came a few months later when he came on as a half-time substitute in the Lions' dramatic 31–31 draw against Western Province.[5]


He joined the Pumas for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season, but failed to make an appearance.


In March 2016, Italian National Championship of Excellence side Viadana announced that Breet joined them.[6]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – JJ Breet". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Sharks XV 30-19 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Golden Lions 45-15 Leopards XV". South African Rugby Union. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 28-42 MTN Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Golden Lions 31-31 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ "#ECCELLENZA: VIADANA ALL'ATTACCO DELLE FIAMME ORO CON '2B'" (Press release) (in Italian). Rugby Viadana. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
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