Francois Venter

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Francois Venter
Personal information
Full name Jacobus Francois Venter
Born (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 25)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of Pretoria
Club information
Playing position Inside-Centre
Current club Cheetahs / Free State Cheetahs
Youth career
2007–09 Free State Cheetahs
2010–12 Blue Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2010–13 Blue Bulls 43 (60)
2012–13 Bulls 11 (0)
2014– Cheetahs 34 (55)
2014– Free State Cheetahs 20 (25)
Representative team(s)
2008 South Africa Under-18 Elite Squad ()
2008 South Africa Schools ()
2010–11 South Africa Under-20 10 (35)
2016 South Africa 'A' 2 (5)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 17 July 2016.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 19 June 2016.

Jacobus Francois Venter (born (1991-04-19)19 April 1991) is a South African rugby union footballer. He usually plays as an inside-centre for the Cheetahs Super Rugby team and the Free State Cheetahs Super Rugby team.

Rugby career[edit]

He represents the Cheetahs in Super Rugby and the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup, having previously played for the Blue Bulls.

In July 2013, it was announced that he would join the Cheetahs prior to the 2014 Super Rugby season on a two-year deal.[1] He was subsequently included in the Cheetahs squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[2] and made his Cheetahs debut in a 21–20 defeat to the Lions in Bloemfontein.[3][4]

He was a member of the South Africa Under 20 team that competed in the 2010 and 2011 IRB Junior World Championships.[5][6]

South Africa 'A'[edit]

In 2016, Venter was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[7] He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Bloemfontein,[8] but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.[9] He also started the second match of the series, scoring a try five minutes into the second half of a 26–29 defeat to the Saxons in George.[10]

Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ "Bul-ster word Cheetah". Beeld (in Afrikaans). Media24. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Toyota Cheetahs kondig groep aan vir 2014 Vodacom SupeRugby seisoen" (Press release) (in Afrikaans). Cheetahs. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Match Centre: Cheetahs v Lions". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Cheetahs 20-21 Lions". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "South Africa name squad for JWC 2010". IRB.COM. IRB. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "SA Under-20 squad named". Sport24. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ackermann to coach SA ‘A’ against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Youth and experience for SA ‘A’ opener against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 24-32 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa "A" 26-29 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 

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