Adriaan Strauss

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Adriaan Strauss
Adriaan Strauss 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jan Adriaan Strauss
Born (1985-11-18) 18 November 1985 (age 31)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 113 kg (249 lb; 17 st 11 lb)
Occupation Professional rugby player
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of Pretoria
Relatives Andries Strauss (cousin)
Richardt Strauss (cousin)
Club information
Playing position Hooker
Current club Bulls / Blue Bulls
Youth career
2004–2005 Blue Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2005–2006 Blue Bulls 22 (15)
2006 Bulls 8 (0)
2007–2014 Cheetahs 97 (40)
2007–2013 Free State Cheetahs 56 (45)
2015–present Bulls 27 (30)
Representative team(s)
2003 South Africa Schools ()
2004 South Africa Under-19 ()
2006 South Africa Under-21 8 (10)
2008–2016 South Africa (test) 66 (30)
2008–2016 South Africa (tour) 2 (0)
2011 Barbarians 1 (0)
2015 Springbok XV 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 18 July 2016.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 26 November 2016.

Jan Adriaan Strauss (born 18 November 1985 in Bloemfontein, South Africa) is a rugby hooker who represents the Bulls in Super Rugby.[1]

Strauss made his international debut for South Africa[2] on 19 July 2008 coming off the bench against Australia in the Tri Nations. He stayed with the team for the remainder of the Tri Nations earning 5 caps, but missed out on the November tour to the UK following the return of John Smit to action with Chiliboy Ralepelle leapfrogging him in the selection order.[3] He scored both of his first two tries for the Springboks in one test on 18 November 2012 against Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

Strauss was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he became South Africa's first-choice hooker.[citation needed] Strauss was also promoted to captain of the Springboks in 2016.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Currie Cup Preview Round 8". 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Adriaan Strauss". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Strauss named Springbok captain.". 30 May 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
Rugby Union Captain
Preceded by
Fourie du Preez
Springbok Captain
2016
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Incumbent