Rohan Janse van Rensburg

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Rohan Janse van Rensburg
Full name Rohan Janse van Rensburg
Date of birth (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Welkom, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb; 240 lb)[1]
School Hoërskool Waterkloof
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Sale Sharks
Youth Career
2007–2014 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 UP Tuks 2 (5)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2014 Blue Bulls 7 (20)
2015–2017 Golden Lions XV 7 (10)
2015–2017 Golden Lions 23 (45)
2016–2018 Lions 39 (95)
2017–2018 Sale Sharks 8 (15)
2018–present Sale Sharks 0 (0)
Correct as of 29 May 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Schools ()
2013–2014 South Africa Under-20 3 (0)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (5)
2016 South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 21 May 2018

Rohan Janse van Rensburg (born 11 September 1994) is a South African rugby union player for English Premiership side Sale Sharks.[1][2] His regular position is centre.

Career

Youth

He represented the Blue Bulls at the 2007 Under-13 Craven Week, the 2010 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week and the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Under-18 Craven Week tournaments. He was also called into the South African Schools squad in 2012.

Senior career

His senior debut for the Blue Bulls came in the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition, when he came on as a substitute in the match against the Pumas.[3] He then started five of their remaining six matches in this competition.

He moved to Johannesburg for the 2015 to join the Golden Lions.[4]

2016 season

The 2016 Super Rugby season was the breakthrough for Janse van Rensburg. At inside centre,he had a very successful partnership with fellow centre, Springbok Lionel Mapoe. Janse van Rensburg managed to score 10 tries in 17 games;which is very prolific for a number 12. The Golden Lions managed to make the 2016 Super Rugby final but lost to the Hurricanes 20-3.

Sale Sharks

He made eight appearances for English Premiership side Sale Sharks in the 2017–18 English Premiership during a loan spell in 2018, before returning on a permanent deal before the 2018–19 season.

Representative rugby

He was included in the S.A. Schools squad in 2012 and the South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2013[5] and 2014[6] IRB Junior World Championship tournaments.

Springboks

Janse van Rensburg first represented Springboks XV in a non-cap friendly vs Barbarians XV in which he scored a last-gasp try to secure a 31-31 draw. He was later included in the Springboks squad for their 2016 Outgoing series of Europe. He started the final game of the tour vs Wales at inside centre where the Springboks lost.

References

  1. ^ a b c "SA Rugby Player Profile – Rohan Janse van Rensburg". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Scoresway Player Profile Rohan Janse van Rensburg". Scoresway. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 42-44 Steval Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Lions snatch up four Bulls". SuperSport. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Steenkamp leads powerful SA U20 JWC squad". South African Rugby Union. 25 April 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Junior Springboks named for JWC 2014". South African Rugby Union. 22 April 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
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