JW Jonker

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JW Jonker
Full name Jacobus Willem Jonker
Date of birth (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)
School Grey College, Bloemfontein
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Youth Career
2004–2007 Free State Cheetahs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2010 Free State Cheetahs 65 (90)
2008–2009 Cheetahs 16 (30)
2010 Griffons 4 (30)
2011–2014 Pumas 56 (115)
2014 Lions 11 (0)
2015–2016 Griquas 19 (30)
2017 Cheetahs 1 (5)
2017 Free State XV 8 (25)
2017 Free State Cheetahs 8 (0)
2006–2017 Total 188 (325)
Correct as of 22 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 South Africa Students 1 (0)
2012 South African Barbarians (North) 1 (0)
Correct as of 22 April 2018

Jacobus Willem Jonker (born 19 March 1987) is a former South African rugby union footballer that played with the Cheetahs and Lions in Super Rugby and the Free State Cheetahs, Griffons, Pumas and Griquas in domestic rugby between 2006 and 2017.[1][2]

Rugby career

He plays mostly as a centre. He represented the Cheetahs in Super Rugby and the Free State Cheetahs. Griffons and Pumas in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup.

Jonker announced his retirement in 2013 due to a chronic ankle injury, aged 25.[3] However, he returned to the playing field in 2014 and was included in the Lions squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season.[4]

He played the remainder of the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season for the Pumas before signing a contract to join Griquas for the 2015 season and play for the Cheetahs in the 2015 Super Rugby season.[5]

He retired in 2017.[6]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – JW Jonker". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "It's Rugby profile - JW Jonker". It's Rugby. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Bester, André (21 January 2013). "Puma-kaptein tree uit". SupaRugby. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Lions : 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Super-verrassing". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 9 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "JW Jonker roep ná 12 seisoene halt". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 16 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 


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