Nico Janse van Rensburg

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Nico Janse van Rensburg
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Full name Nicolaas Jacobus Janse van Rensburg
Date of birth (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
School Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria
University University of Pretoria
Notable relative(s) Fiance - Annieke Vreken
Occupation(s) Professional Rugby Player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Montpellier
Youth Career
2010–2015 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2016 Blue Bulls 26 (0)
2014–2016 Bulls 5 (0)
2016–present Montpellier 9 (0)
Correct as of 5 December 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa Schools 2 (0)
2014 South Africa Under-20 5 (0)
Correct as of 3 July 2014

Nicolaas Jacobus Janse van Rensburg (born 6 May 1994 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with Montpellier in the French Top 14.[1] His regular position is lock.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

He represented the Blue Bulls at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in 2010 and at the Under-18 Craven Week in 2012. As a result of the latter, he earned a call-up to the South African Schools side in 2012, where he started in two of their matches, against Wales[2] and England[3]

In 2013, he was included in the Blue Bulls U19 squad for the 2013 Under-19 Provincial Championship. He scored a try in his first match for the side against the Leopards[4] and made a total of nine appearances, including the final of the competition, where the Blue Bulls beat the Golden Lions U19 side to win the trophy.

He was selected in the South Africa Under-20 squad that participated at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.[5] He started in all five their matches during the competition – after featuring in their pool stage victories over Scotland,[6] New Zealand[7] and Samoa,[8] which saw South Africa qualify for the semi-finals, he then started their semi-final against New Zealand[9] and the final against England, but couldn't prevent them suffering a 21–20 defeat in the final.[10]

Blue Bulls[edit]

Janse van Rensburg made his first class debut during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition when he played off the bench in a match against Griquas in Pretoria.[11] A second substitute appearance followed a week later against the Pumas in Nelspruit.[12]

Montpellier[edit]

Janse van Rensburg moved to France in 2016 to join Top 14 side Montpellier.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Nico Janse van Rensburg". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 24-16 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 36-29 England". South African Rugby Union. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Leopards 14-61 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Junior Springboks named for JWC 2014". South African Rugby Union. 22 April 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 61-5 Scotland". South African Rugby Union. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – New Zealand 24-33 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Samoa 8-21 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 32-25 New Zealand". South African Rugby Union. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – England 21-20 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 24-26 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Steval Pumas 22-20 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "White signs Janse van Rensburg". SuperSport. 25 May 2016. Archived from the original on 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 

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