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 Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 05 2014
17:00 - EP Kings U19 vs Sharks U19
NMMU Stadium, PE
Absa Under 21 Competition
18:00 - Border U21 vs Sharks U21
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - DHL Western Province vs EP Kings
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, September 06 2014
09:35 - New Zealand vs Argentina
McLean Park, Napier
Absa Under 19 Competition
11:00 - Free State U19 vs Leopards U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
11:45 - Griffons U19 vs Boland U19
North West Stadium, Welkom
12:00 - Valke U19 vs SWD U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Patersons Stadium, Perth
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Regional Play-Offs
12:45 - Leopards 2 (Vaal Reefs) vs Valke 2 (Brakpan)
Olen Park, Potchefstroom
Absa Under 21 Competition
13:00 - Free State U21 vs Leopards U21
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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