PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Jan Adriaan
SURNAME Strauss
HEIGHT 184 cm
WEIGHT 114 Kg
BIRTH DATE 18 November 1985
BIRTH PLACE Bloemfontein
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM The Departed
FAVOURITE MUSIC aKing
FAVOURITE FOOD Steak and Chips
PRIMARY SCHOOL Grey College, Philippolis
SECONDARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Pretoria
PLAYER WRITE-UP
“Atter”, as he is known to his team mates, became South Africa’s 800th Springbok when he was called up to do duty in the 2008 Castle Rugby Championship (then still called the Tri-Nations). Strauss, who took over the vice-captaincy following a serious knee injury suffered by Bismarck du Plessis against Argentina in Cape Town, is a very strong and experienced hooker and is respected as a leader in the South African game, having captained the Toyota Cheetahs with much aplomb in recent seasons. He scored both the Springboks' tries against Scotland at Murrayfield in November 2012.

Position: Hooker (42) Flank (1)
Province: Free State (2008), formerly Blue Bulls
Springbok number: 800
Test debut: 19 July 2008 vs Australia in Perth aged 22
Total tests: 43
Tour matches: 2
Total Springbok matches: 45
Win ratio: 28-13-2

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Hooker
PROVINCE Free State
TRIES 29
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 145
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 43
TRIES 5
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 25
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 7 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
Australia 9 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 5
England 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
New Zealand 7 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 10
Wales 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2014
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2014
Toyota Free State Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
Toyota Cheetahs Vodacom Super Rugby - 2014
2014 Springboks 2014 Springboks - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2013
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2013
Toyota Free State Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2013
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2013
Cheetahs Vodacom Super Rugby - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
Toyota Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Promotion/Relegation - 2012
South Africa The Castle Rugby Championship - 2012
Toyota Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2012
South Africa Castle Incoming Tours - 2012
Toyota Cheetahs Vodacom Super Rugby - 2012
Toyota Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
Toyota Cheetahs Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Springboks Outgoing Tours - 2010
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2009
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Vodacom FS Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
Vodacom FS Cheetahs Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
Vodacom Cheetahs Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
South Africa IRB Under 21 World Championship - 2006
Vodacom Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 2006
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
Blue Bulls ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2005
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
Vodacom Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 2005
Blue Bulls ABSA U20 Competition Section A - 2004
South Africa IRB U19 World Championships - 2004
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