Rohan Janse van Rensburg rugby player
Rohan Janse van Rensburg rugby player

Rohan Janse van Rensburg

11th Sep 1994 1.85m/109kg Inside Centre

A Blue Bull centre since under 16, van Rensburg has gone on to play all age-group rugby for the Pretoria team, with highlights coming in the form of South African Schools selection in 2012, representing the Baby Boks at the IRB Junior World Championships and a senior Currie Cup debut in 2013.

van Rensburg began his professional career with the Blue Bulls in the 2013/14 season, making seven appearances and scoring four tries before moving to the Lions rugby set-up where he has also been a key figure for Golden Lions in their recent Currie Cup campaigns.

He moved to Johannesburg for the 2015 to join the Golden Lions. van Rensburg had a strong Currie Cup for the Lions in 2015 and has subsequently added to the Lions Super Rugby squad for the 2016 season.

van Rensburg made his Super Rugby debut against the Sunwolves in the 2016 Super Rugby tournament and made a further 15 appearances as he was one of the stand-out players for the Lions as they made their way to the Super Rugby final.

Following an excellent debut Super Rugby season van Rensburg was called into the Springbok squad and made his debut in the in South Africa's last match of the 2016 season where they lost 27-13.

Boasting a strong physical presence, 6ft 1ins Rohan weighs 17st 2 lbs and is powerful runner with the ball in hand as well as being a devastating finisher and he has established a reputation as one of South Africa’s most exciting young talents.

In November 2017, Sale Sharks signed Rohan on a short-term loan deal, he will remain at the club until February when he will return to SA to play for the Lions in the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Janse van Rensburg made 5 appearances for Sale in the Premiership scoring 3 tries and making 91 metres from 35 carries before re-joining the Lions ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

The exciting centre enters the 2018 season having helped the Lions to consecutive Super Rugby finals in his first two seasons in the competition making 27 appearances.

In June 2018, the Lions agreed to release van Remsburg to join Sale Sharks on a permanent basis after his successful loan spell with the club during the 2017/18 season.

(LS June 26, 2018)

Career

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Inside Centre
2015 - present
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Inside Centre
2017 - present
sa South Africa U20's
Inside Centre
2014 - 2014
sa South Africa
Inside Centre
2016 - 2016
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Outside Centre
2016 - 2018