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
     
Castle Lager Incoming Series
Saturday, June 09 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs England
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, June 16 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs England
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, June 23 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs England
Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 18 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban
Saturday, August 25 2018
00:00 - Argentina vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, September 08 2018
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, September 15 2018
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, September 29 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, October 06 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

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