Juan de Jongh

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Juan de Jongh
Full name Juan Leon de Jongh
Date of birth (1988-04-15) 15 April 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
School Huguenot High School, Wellington
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Wasps
Youth Career
2006 Boland Cavaliers
2007 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 Maties 1 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2017 Western Province 59 (115)
2010–2017 Stormers 97 (75)
2017–present Wasps 21 (15)
Correct as of 18 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008, 2015–2017 South Africa Sevens ()
2009–2016 South Africa (test) 19 (15)
2009–2012 South Africa (tour) 2 (5)
2014 Barbarians 2 (10)
2017 South Africa 'A' 2 (0)
Correct as of 18 April 2018
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team

Juan Leon de Jongh (born 15 April 1988) is a South African rugby union footballer. He was one of the stars of Vodacom WP's ABSA Currie Cup campaign in 2009 and he made his debut against the Sharks. He became the first choice inside centre for the Stormers in the 2010 Super 14 season after the departure of stalwart and captain, Jean de Villiers. He won his first international cap against Wales on 5 June 2010, during this game he also scored his first international try with a scything break through the Welsh midfield, similar to that of his previous try against the Waratahs in the Super 14 semi-final.

He was a member of the South African Sevens team that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In May 2017 it was announced he would be joining Aviva Premiership side Wasps for the 2017/18 season.[1]

2016 Summer Olympics

De Jongh was included in a 12-man squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[2] He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Group B of the competition against Spain, with South Africa winning the match 24–0.[3][4]

Super Rugby Statistics

As of 21 June 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2010 Stormers 13 13 0 933 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2011 Stormers 17 7 10 742 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2012 Stormers 16 16 0 1280 3 0 0 0 15 0 0
2013 Stormers 11 11 0 864 3 0 0 0 15 0 0
2014 Stormers 12 11 1 895 3 0 0 0 15 0 0
2015 Stormers 15 15 0 1123 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
Total 84 73 11 5837 14 0 0 0 70 0 0

References

  1. ^ "Wasps sign South Africa international centre Juan de Jongh from the Stormers". BBC Sport. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rugby Sevens squad for Olympics named". South African Rugby Union. 14 July 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Men Schedule & Results – Olympic Rugby Sevens (RSA–ESP)". Rio 2016. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Games Men's Sevens, Match 2". World Rugby. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  • Juan de Jongh in, Butch James out The Guardian website
  • Juan de Jongh to start for Springboks The BBC website

External links

  • WP rugby profile
  • Stormers profile[permanent dead link]
  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Juan de Jongh". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  • itsrugby.co.uk profile


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