PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Johann Christiaan
SURNAME van Niekerk
HEIGHT 193 cm
WEIGHT 108 Kg
BIRTH DATE 14 May 1980
BIRTH PLACE Port Elizabeth
PRIMARY SCHOOL Sandown Primary
SECONDARY SCHOOL King Edward
TERTIARY EDUCATION Rand Afrikaans University
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Joe van Niekerk has been one of the top players in the French league since making the move north a couple of seasons ago. As captain of Toulon, he has put in consistently strong performances, earning the accolade as the best player in the French Top 14 in 2009. The big, athletic loose forward, who captained South Africa at U21 level, suffered a string of injuries between 2006 and 2008 but seems to have broken the shackles to mature into a dynamic player and leader.

Positions: Flank (29) No 8 (23)
Provinces: Golden Lions (2001-2002 & 2008), Western Province (2003-2007), Toulon (from 2009)
Springbok number: 719
Test debut: 21 July 2001 vs New Zealand in Cape Town aged 21
Last test: 5 June 2010 vs Wales in Cardiff aged 30
Total tests: 52
Tour matches: 0
Total Springbok matches: 52
Win ratio: 28-24-0
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year (2002); SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2003); SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (2001); SA Rugby Award for Individual Achievement (2001).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Loose forward
PROVINCE Toulon
TRIES 24
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 120
 
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
Auto & General Lions Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
Vodacom Western Province ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Vodacom Western Province Vodacom Cup - 2007
Vodacom Stormers Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
Springbok XV Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
Vodacom Stormers Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
Investec Western Province ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2005
Investec Western Province ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Investec Stormers Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2004
Western Province ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2003
South Africa RWC Warm-ups - 2003
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2003
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2002
Lions Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2002
South Africa Incoming Tours - 2002
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2002
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2001
Lions Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
South Africa Sanzar U21 - 2001
Lions Vodacom Cup - 2001
Golden Lions U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 2000
South Africa U/21 South Hem. U21 - 2000
Golden Lions U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 1999
South Africa U/19 FIRA U19 - 1999
Golden Lions Pres A President's Shield - 1998
South Africa U/19 FIRA U19 - 1998

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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