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
     
Absa Currie Cup First Division
Friday, August 29 2014
18:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Valke
BCM Stadium, East London
19:00 - SWD Eagles vs Leopards
Outeniqua Park, George
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
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

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