Rohan Janse Van Rensburg
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Rohan Janse Van Rensburg
Rohan Janse van Rensburg
Full nameRohan Janse van Rensburg
Date of birth (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 26)
Place of birthWelkom, South Africa
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb; 240 lb)[1]
SchoolHoërskool 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 12 (15)
Correct as of 9 April 2019
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 inside centre.

Career

Youth

Janse van Rensburg 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.

Janse van Rensburg 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

Janse van Rensburg 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.

He was fined £32,500 and handed a two-week suspension in April 2020 for breaching protocol having been contracted to two teams. Sale Sharks were also found to have breached rules about the way they approached him.[5]

Representative rugby

Janse van Rensburg was included in the S.A. Schools squad in 2012 and the South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2013[6] and 2014[7]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 2016.
  2. ^ "Scoresway Player Profile Rohan Janse van Rensburg". Scoresway. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Vodacom Blue Bulls 42-44 Steval Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Lions snatch up four Bulls". SuperSport. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Rohan Janse van Rensburg: Sale player sanctioned for signing deals with two clubs". BBC Sport. 2020-04-24. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Steenkamp leads powerful SA U20 JWC squad". South African Rugby Union. 25 April 2013. [{{{archiveurl}}} Archived] Check |archiveurl= value (help) from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Junior Springboks named for JWC 2014". South African Rugby Union. 22 April 2014. [{{{archiveurl}}} Archived] Check |archiveurl= value (help) from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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