Juan de Jongh
Born and raised in the rugby stronghold of the Boland, Juan de Jongh attended Hugenote Hoërskool before earning selection for his province at the U18 Craven Week of 2006. So impressive was the young midfielder that he was called up to the South African Schools A team and signed a junior provincial contract with Western Province later that year. Despite the awe-inspiring depth of WP’s age-grade ranks, de Jongh emerged as a standout performer and duly earned his senior professional debut at just 19 years of age. Within 18 months, Juan was established as one of the first names on the Stormers team sheet, causing havoc in the midfield as a number 12 who not only created width with his superb distribution, but also making use of an outstanding hip-swerve that left opposing defenders in two minds.
It came as no surprise when de Jongh was called up to the Springbok test squad, with appearances at the 2011 Rugby World Cup providing the highlight of a distinguished international career. Always one to embrace a fresh challenge, Juan signed with Wasps ahead of the 2017/18 Premiership season and duly showed his experience and versatility by alternating seamlessly between inside and outside centre. With over 230 first-class appearances, Juan de Jongh has the pedigree to provide x-factor to any squad.
DOB: 15 April 1988
Current Team: Wasps
2017 - 2021
Wasps (Gallagher Premiership, European Champions Cup)
2010 - 2017
Stormers (Super Rugby)
2009 - 2017
Western Province (Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup)
2009 - 2016
South Africa (Rugby World Cup, Rugby Championship)
2008 - 2017
South Africa Sevens (Olympic Games, HSBC Sevens Series)