PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Brendan
SURNAME Venter
HEIGHT 184 cm
WEIGHT 86 Kg
BIRTH DATE 29 December 1969
BIRTH PLACE Johannesburg
SECONDARY SCHOOL Monument High School, Krugersdorp
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Free State
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Brendan Venter was a very creative player and someone who loved cutting his opponents down with solid and aggressive defence. He played in two RWC tournaments, winning gold in 1995 and bronze in 1999. After his playing days, which included a stint at London Irish in England, he went into coaching and was assistant coach to the Junior Springboks when they won the IRB Junior World Champs for U20s on home soil in 2012. Venter is a qualified medical doctor.

Positions: Centre (15) Wing (2)
Province: Free State, Western Province
Springbok number: 605
Test debut: 4 June 1994 vs England in Pretoria aged 24
Last test: 15 October 1999 vs Uruguay in Glasgow aged 29
Total tests: 17
Tour matches: 9
Total Springbok matches: 26
Win ratio: 11-5-1
Honours: SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (1992).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Centre
TRIES 3
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 15
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 17
TRIES 2
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 10
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 5 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 5
Romania 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Uruguay 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Fedsure WP Pres A SA Cup - 2000
Fedsure Western Province Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
Stormers Vodacom Super 12 - 2000
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 1999
South Africa Winfield Tri-Nations - 1999
Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 1999
Vodacom Cheetahs British & Irish Lions Tour - 1997
Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 1997
Free State Winfield Super 12 - 1997
South Africa Winfield Tri Nations - 1996
Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 1996
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 1995
South Africa SA to Wales & Scotland - 1994
South Africa Argentina to SA - 1994
South Africa SA to New Zealand - 1994
South Africa England to SA - 1994
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