PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Albertus Johannes
SURNAME Venter
HEIGHT 198 cm
WEIGHT 112 Kg
BIRTH DATE 29 July 1973
BIRTH PLACE Bethulie
PRIMARY SCHOOL Pellisier Primary School, Bethulie
SECONDARY SCHOOL Louis Botha Technical High School, Bloemfontein
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Hard as nails, AJ Venter is, along with John Smit, the most-capped South African Vodacom Super Rugby player (at the end of 2012), with 125 appearances in this gruelling competition. Although he only broke through at international level late in his career, he also played in 25 Tests for the Springboks as an uncompromising loose forward in the mould of the great Andre Venter - eight of these at lock.

Positions: Flank (17) Lock (8)
Province: Western Province, Golden Lions, KwaZulu-Natal
Springbok number: 695
Test debut: 26 November 2000 vs Wales in Cardiff aged 27
Last test: 9 September 2006 vs Australia in Johannesburg aged 33
Total tests: 25
Tour matches: 3
Total Springbok matches: 28
Win ratio: 13-12-0

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Loose forward, Lock
TRIES 21
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 105
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 25
TRIES 0
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 0
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
France 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Pacific Islanders 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
USA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Vodacom Stormers Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Vodacom WP ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2007
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Springbok XV Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Natal Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2005
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2004
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
Natal Sharks ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2003
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2002
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2002
South Africa Incoming Tours - 2002
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2002
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2001
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2001
South Africa SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
South Africa XV SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2000
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2000
Lions Bankfin Currie Cup - 1999
Cats Winfield Super 12 - 1999
Golden Lions Vodacom Cup - 1999
Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 1998
Emerging Springboks Wales to SA - 1998
Golden Cats Winfield Super 12 - 1998
Old Greys Supersport Club Champ - 1997
Vodacom Cheetahs British & Irish Lions Tour - 1997
Free State Cheetahs Bankfin Currie Cup - 1997

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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