Juan De Jongh
87kg 13st 10lbs
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Influential centre Juan de Jongh joined Wasps from South African franchise Stormers in 2017.
His Currie Cup career began with Cape Town-based Western Province in 2009.
Only 12 months later De Jongh was handed the unenviable task of replacing Springbok legend Jean de Villiers in Stormers’ Super Rugby line-up, and did so to such good effect that he also wore the number 12 shirt for his country against Wales in June 2010.
De Jongh has since added a further 18 South African caps to his collection, in addition to which he was part of the South African 7s team that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
By the time he departed Cape Town for Coventry, De Jongh had over nearly a decade become a bedrock in both the Stormers and Western Province midfields where he appeared 94 and 56 times respectively.
During his first season at Wasps, De Jongh impressed many good judges with his powerful defence and eye for a break.
In 2018/19 De Jongh crossed for seven tries in 25 appearances, and hit the 50-appearance milestone for the Club in his first match of the 2019/20 campaign.