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
     
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, July 18 2015
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, July 25 2015
17:00 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, August 08 2015
17:00 - South Africa vs Argentina
Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, August 15 2015
00:00 - Argentina vs South Africa
To be confirmed
RWC Warm-up Test
17:00 - South Africa vs Argentina
IRB Rugby World Cup
Saturday, September 19 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs Japan
Brighton Community Centre, Brighton
Saturday, September 26 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs Samoa
Villa Park, Birmingham
Saturday, October 03 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs Scotland
St James' Park, Newcastle
Wednesday, October 07 2015
16:45 - South Africa vs USA
Olympic Stadium, London

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