JP Nel

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JP Nel
Full name Jacobus Paulus Nel
Date of birth (1981-01-09) 9 January 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Worcester, South Africa
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
School Worcester Gymnasium
University Tygerberg College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Outside Centre
Youth Career
1999–2000 Western Province
2002 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000 Western Province 1 (0)
2001–2007 Blue Bulls 78 (197)
2001–2009 Bulls 78 (75)
2010–2012 NTT Communications Shining Arcs 19 (45)
2012–2013 Griquas 12 (0)
Correct as of 1 November 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002 South Africa Under-21 ()
Correct as of 1 November 2013

Jacobus Paulus (JP) Nel (born 9 January 1981) is a former South African rugby union footballer, who regularly played as a centre. He made his first class debut for Western Province in 2000 and made almost two hundred first class appearances between 2000 and 2013. He played for the Blue Bulls in the domestic Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions and for the Bulls in Super Rugby between 2001 and 2009 and had two seasons at NTT Communications Shining Arcs in the Japanese Top League and a further two seasons for Griquas[1] in the Currie Cup.[2][3]

He retired after the 2013 Currie Cup season.[4]


  1. ^ "Griquas lure two former Bulls". Media24. Sport24. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – JP Nel". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ "It's Rugby Player Profile JP Nel". It's Rugby. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  4. ^ "JP en nóg 11 klaar met GW". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.

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