JC Pretorius

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JC Pretorius
Full nameJohannes Christoffel Pretorius
Date of birth (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 22)
Place of birthSecunda, South Africa
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
SchoolHoër Tegniese Skool Middelburg
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Youth career
2014–2016 Pumas
2017–present Blue Bulls
Correct as of 1 February 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016 South Africa Schools 3 (0)
2019–present South Africa Sevens 5 (0)
Correct as of 6 February 2019

Johannes Christoffel Pretorius (born (1998-01-29)29 January 1998) is a South African rugby sevens player for the South Africa national team and a rugby union player for the Blue Bulls U21s.[1] His regular position is flanker.

He represented the Pumas at the 2015 and 2016 Craven Week tournaments — culminating in a call-up to the South Africa Schools squad for the Under-19 International Series in August 2016 — before moving to Pretoria to join the Blue Bulls. He was named in the Bulls' wider training squad prior to the 2019 Super Rugby season,[2] but was also included in the South Africa national sevens squad prior to the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series.[3]

In January 2019, Pretorius was named the Blitzboks' travelling reserve for the Hamilton Sevens,[4] and a week later, he was included in the main squad for the Sydney event.[5]


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – JC Pretorius". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Vermeulen, Specman and Hendricks amongst new faces in Vodacom Bulls wider training squad" (Press release). Bulls. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Final push for Blitzboks as World Series looms" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Dry, Gans recalled for Blitzboks' Australasian jaunt" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Big week for Pretorius capped with Blitzboks debut" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.