Jaco van Tonder

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Jaco van Tonder
Date of birth (1991-04-07) 7 April 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Outeniqua High School, George
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full-back / Winger
Current team Valpolicella
Youth Career
2007–2009 SWD Eagles
2010–2012 Sharks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2015 Sharks XV 14 (28)
2013–2014 Sharks (Currie Cup) 7 (0)
2013–2014 Sharks 3 (0)
2016 Kings 5 (0)
2016 Eastern Province Kings 2 (0)
2016–present Valpolicella ()
Correct as of 22 July 2016

Jaco van Tonder (born 7 April 1991) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with Serie A side Valpolicella.[1][2] His regular position is full-back, winger or fly-half.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

He represented George-based side SWD Eagles at the 2007 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week, as well as at the 2008 and 2009 Under-18 Craven Week tournaments. He was also included in an Under-18 Elite Squad in 2008.

He joined the Sharks academy in 2010 and made 40 appearances for their Under-19 and Under-21 teams between 2010 and 2012.

Sharks[edit]

He was included in the Sharks XV squad for the 2011 Vodacom Cup competition,[3] but failed to make an appearance. He did make his first class debut in the 2012 Vodacom Cup, making a solitary substitute appearance in their match against the Boland Cavaliers in Malmesbury.[4] He was once again included in their squad for the 2013 Vodacom Cup and made six appearances this time, including making his first senior start against the SWD Eagles[5] and scoring his first try against Boland Cavaliers a week later.[6]

Sharks[edit]

In 2013, he was named in the Sharks squad for their Super Rugby match against the Blues,[7] but failed to make an appearance from the bench. He was released by the Sharks in November 2015.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jaco van Tonder". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Union Sports Group Player Profile". Union Sports Group. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – Sharks XV : 2011 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Regent Boland Kavaliers 21-19 Sharks XV". South African Rugby Union. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts 22-26 Sharks XV". South African Rugby Union. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Sharks XV 54-24 Regent Boland Cavaliers". South African Rugby Union. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Butch takes No 12". SuperSport. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Training squad announcement" (Press release). Sharks. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.