PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Jacobus Francois
SURNAME Pienaar
HEIGHT 191 cm
WEIGHT 105 Kg
BIRTH DATE 02 January 1967
BIRTH PLACE Vereeniging
MARITIAL STATUS Married
PRIMARY SCHOOL Transvalia Primary School
SECONDARY SCHOOL Patriot High School, Witbank
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Johannesburg
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Francois Pienaar holds the rare distinction that he captained the Springboks in each of his 29 Tests, which includes their famous 15-12 victory over New Zealand in the final of the Rugby World Cup in 1995. This uncompromising loose forward also captained the Boks on tours to Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and England. Even after his retirement from the game, he remained involved in rugby and was one of the founders of the very successful Varsity Cup competition in South Africa, which was launched in 2008.

Position: Flank (27), No 8 (2)
Province: Golden Lions, Saracens (UK)
Springbok number: 584
Test debut: 26 June 1993 vs France in Durban aged 26
Last test: 10 August 1996 vs New Zealand in Cape Town aged 29
Total tests: 29
Tour matches: 11
Total Springbok matches: 40
Win ratio: 19-8-2
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (1993 & 1995); President's Honour Award (2004).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Flank
TRIES 5
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 25
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 29
TRIES 3
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 15
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 6 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 5
Canada 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fiji 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
New Zealand 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Winfield Tri Nations - 1996
South Africa Fiji to SA - 1996
Gauteng Lions Bankfin Currie Cup - 1996
Transvaal Winfield Super 12 - 1996
South Africa SA to Italy & Eng - 1995
South Africa Wales to SA - 1995
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 1995
South Africa Western Samoa to SA - 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
South Africa SA to Argentina - 1993
South Africa SA to Australia - 1993
South Africa France to SA - 1993

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 30 2014
10:30 - Griquas U19 vs Valke U19
GWK Park, Kimberley
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Sharks U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:00 - Griquas U21 vs Valke U21
GWK Park, Kimberley
Absa Under 19 Competition
12:15 - Boland U19 vs Pumas U19
Boland Stadium, Wellington
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:30 - Leopards U21 vs Sharks U21
Profert Olen Park, Potch
Absa Under 19 Competition
13:00 - Blue Bulls U19 vs WP U19
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
13:00 - Free State U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Old Greys Rugby Field, Bloemfontein
Absa Under 21 Competition
14:00 - Boland U21 vs Pumas U21
Boland Stadium, Wellington
14:45 - Blue Bulls U21 vs WP U21
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
14:45 - Free State U21 vs Golden Lions U21
Old Greys Rugby Field, Bloemfontein

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