|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).