J. W. Bell

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JW Bell
Full name John-Wessel Bell
Date of birth (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg (11 st 7 lb; 161 lb)
School Eldoraigne High School
University University of Pretoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full-Back / Wing
Current team Valladolid RAC
Youth career
2009–2010 Pumas
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012 Falcons 29 (60)
2013–2015 Pumas 55 (95)
2016 Golden Lions XV 10 (40)
2016 Lions 2 (0)
2016 Golden Lions 1 (5)
2016–present Valladolid RAC 36 (144)
Correct as of 30 August 2018

John-Wessel Bell is a South African rugby union player who currently plays for Spanish División de Honor side Valladolid RAC.[1][2]

Bell is a utility back who can play as a full-back, wing or fly-half and has previously represented the Falcons.

He was a member of the Pumas side that won the Vodacom Cup for the first time in 2015, beating Western Province 24–7 in the final.[3] Bell made seven appearances during the season, scoring one try.

He signed a contract to join Johannesburg-based side the Golden Lions prior to the 2016 season.[4]

After the 2016 Currie Cup, Bell joined Spanish División de Honor side Valladolid RAC.[5][6]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – JW Bell". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Mbombela Stadium finally home of the Pumas". sportunplugged.co.za. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Steval Pumas first-time Vodacom Cup champions – Final Review". South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Stefan Watermeyer verruil Pumas vir Kings, Leeus gaps JW Bell". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 7 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. ^ "El zaguero sudafricano John-Wessel Bell, nueva pieza para el VRAC 2016/2017" (Press release) (in Spanish). Valladolid RAC. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Ficha Federado". Federación Española de Rugby (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 January 2017.
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