|Full name||Jacob Johannes Taute|
|Date of birth||21 March 1991|
|Place of birth||Springs, South Africa|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (15 st 6 lb)|
|School||Monument High School|
|University||University of Johannesburg|
|Rugby union career|
Jacob Johannes Taute (born 21 March 1991) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays as a full-back or centre. Taute is currently contracted to Munster on a short-term contract, having previously represented the Stormers and the Lions in Super Rugby and the Golden Lions and Western Province in the Currie Cup.
He was a member of the South Africa Under 20 team that competed in the 2010 and 2011 IRB Junior World Championships. During the 2012 Rugby Championship, Taute made his international debut for the Springboks against the Wallabies at Loftus Versfeld. He was a late inclusion into the squad and played at centre after François Steyn was ruled out with injury.
In September 2016, he joined Irish Pro12 side Munster on a four-month contract as a replacement for the injured Francis Saili. On 1 October 2016, Taute made his competitive debut for Munster in the 2016–17 Pro12 fixture against Zebre. On 22 October 2016, Taute scored a try in Munster's 38-17 win against Glasgow Warriors in Round 2 of the 2016–17 European Rugby Champions Cup, a match that was his European debut for the province. On 10 December 2016, Taute scored two tries in Munster's 38-0 win against Leicester Tigers. On 2 January 2017, it was confirmed that Taute's contract with Munster had been extended until June 2017. On 4 March 2017, Taute won the Man-of-the-Match award in Munster's 13–23 away win against Cardiff Blues in Cardiff Arms Park.
- Just Rugby SA Under 20 team 2010
- Sport 24
- "Taute hoop hy kan sy vuur by Munster herwin". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 21 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "Player Update". munsterrugby.ie. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- "Try Fest In Thomond". munsterrugby.ie. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- "Munster Do Foley Proud With Immense Display". munsterrugby.ie. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
- "Magnificent Munster Tame Tigers In Thomond". munsterrugby.ie. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- "Squad Update". munsterrugby.ie. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jaco Taute". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
- Lions profile
- itsrugby.co.uk profile
- Scrum.com Profile
- Munster Profile
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