Juan de Jongh
|Full name||Juan Leon de Jongh|
15 April 1988 |
Paarl, South Africa
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (13 st 12 lb)|
|School(s) attended||Huguenot High School, Wellington|
|2009–2012||South Africa (test)||19||(15)|
|2009–2012||South Africa (tour)||2||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 23 July 2016.
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||Team|
Juan Leon de Jongh (born 15 April 1988) is a South African rugby union footballer. He was one of the stars of Vodacom WP's ABSA Currie Cup campaign in 2009 and he made his debut against the Sharks. He became the first choice inside centre for the Stormers in the 2010 Super 14 season after the departure of stalwart and captain, Jean de Villiers. He won his first international cap against Wales on 5 June 2010, during this game he also scored his first international try with a scything break through the Welsh midfield, similar to that of his previous try against the Waratahs in the Super 14 semi-final.
He was a member of the South African Sevens team that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
2016 Summer Olympics
De Jongh was included in a 12-man squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He was named in the starting lineup for their first match in Group B of the competition against Spain, with South Africa winning the match 24–0.
Super Rugby Statistics
- As of 21 June 2015
- "Rugby Sevens squad for Olympics named". South African Rugby Union. 14 July 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Men Schedule & Results – Olympic Rugby Sevens (RSA–ESP)". Rio 2016. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Olympic Games Men's Sevens, Match 2". World Rugby. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- Juan de Jongh in, Butch James out The Guardian website
- Juan de Jongh to start for Springboks The BBC website
- WP rugby profile
- Stormers profile
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Juan de Jongh". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- itsrugby.co.uk profile
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