Francois Venter rugby player
Francois Venter rugby player

Francois Venter

19th Apr 1991 1.85m/91kg Outside Centre

Bloemfontein-born Venter was a member of the South African U20 team that competed in the 2010 and 2011 Junior World Championships.

Venter made 11 Super Rugby appearances for the Bulls and played 43 times for provincial side the Blue Bulls before making the switch to the Cheetahs in 2014, where he was appointed as captain just two years later.

He made his debut for the Bloemfontein-based team against the Lions on 15 Feb 2014 in Bloemfontein, and in 2015 he has played in all 16 Super matches, captaining the Toyota Cheetahs against the Highlanders in Bloemfontein on 16 May 2015.

During his four years at the Toyota Stadium, Venter has made 83 appearances for the Cheetahs, racking up 15 tries. He has also featured 29 times for the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup, scoring five tries and helping them to the title in 2016.

In 2016, Venter was included in the Springbok end of the year Europe tour. He made his Springbok debut on 12 Nov 2016 against England.

In 2017, Venter was included in the SA A squad against the French Barbarians. He did not play the first match in Durban, but he made the starting line-up in their second and final encounter against the French Barbarians, he also captained the SA A in this match.

Venter played his 50th SuperRugby match on the 21 April 2017 against the Crusaders.

Made his Guinness PRO14 debut against Munster on the 9 September 2017 and played in 10 matches so far.

In February 2018, Worcester Warriors confirmed the Springbok centre will be joining the Club on a two-year deal from Guinness Pro 14 side the Cheetahs this summer.

Venter made his 29th Warriors appearance in late November, scoring ten tries in his two season’s with the club before he signed a new two-year-deal for the club.

Career

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Outside Centre
2018 - present
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Outside Centre
2012 - 2013
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Inside Centre
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Outside Centre
2015 - 2015
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Outside Centre
2016 - 2017
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Outside Centre
2016 - 2017
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Outside Centre
2014 - 2018
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Inside Centre
2014 - 2018