Grant Janke

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Grant Janke
Full name Grant Donovan Janke
Date of birth (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
School Welkom Gymnasium, Welkom
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger / Centre
Current team Falcons
Youth Career
2008–2011 Griffons
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2012 Griffons 9 (0)
2012 Leopards 3 (0)
2013 Young Lions 1 (0)
2013 Golden Lions 1 (0)
2014–present Falcons 43 (55)
Correct as of 9 October 2016

Grant Donovan Janke (born 2 November 1990 in Cape Town) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Falcons.[1] His regular position is winger or outside centre.



After being included in the Griffons' squad during the 2008 Under–18 Academy Week tournament, he was then included in the Griffons U21 squad for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Under-21 Provincial Championship competitions. He was especially prolific in the 2010 season, scoring nine tries in seven appearances to finish joint second in the Group B try scoring charts.[2] A further three tries following in 2011.


He was named in the Griffons squad for the 2010 Vodacom Cup competition, but failed to make an appearance despite being names as a reserve for their match against Griquas.[3] He had to wait another year to make his first class debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in their 2011 Vodacom Cup match against Argentinean side Pampas XV in Potchefstroom,[4] followed by four more appearances in the same competition and another four in the 2012 Vodacom Cup.

He was named in their Currie Cup squads in 2011 and 2012, but failed to make an appearance, despite twice being named on the bench – in their 2011 match against the Border Bulldogs[5] and their 2012 match against the Leopards.[6]


Shortly after that match against the Leopards, Janke actually joined the Potchefstroom-based team. He made his Currie Cup debut for them in their match against the Falcons.[7] Two more appearances followed that season, including a start against the Eastern Province Kings.[8]

Golden Lions[edit]

He joined the Golden Lions for the 2013 season. He made one appearance for them in their victorious 2013 Vodacom Cup campaign and then made his first appearance in the Premier Division of the Currie Cup when he came on as a substitute in their match against the Sharks.[9]

He was also included in the Wits squad for the 2013 Varsity Cup competition, but failed to make an appearance.


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Grant Janke". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Try Scorers – 2010 ABSA Under 21 Competition". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griffons 31-59 Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Pampas XV 52-29 Tasol Solar Griffons". South African Rugby Union. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Tasol Solar Griffons 21-25 Border Bulldogs". South African Rugby Union. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Griffons 41-20 Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards 57-22 Valke". South African Rugby Union. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards 20-23 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – MTN Golden Lions 25-31 The Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2016.