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Stormers Super rugby loosehead prop JC Janse van Rensburg will leave the Cape Town based team to join French side Grenoble after the Super rugby season finishes.

The experienced Janse van Rensburg, will be heading over for his second stint in France when he joins the Top 14 side in July, having played for Bayonne for three years before joining the Stormers.

A consistent front row performer for the Stormers and Western Province in his three years at the union, Janse van Rensburg has 37 Stormers caps to his name, amongst a total of 92 in Super Rugby.

The 32-year-old established himself as a leader both on and off the field at Newlands over the last three years, playing an influential role in mentoring the next generation of talent.

Janse van Rensburg said that he will cherish the memories he has made at Newlands.

“It has been a privilege to work with some top players and coaches over the last three years and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been able to call Newlands home,” he said.

Director of Rugby Gert Smal said that Janse van Rensburg certainly made an impact in his time at Newlands.

“Having players with the work ethic and experience that JC brings is invaluable and he played a key role for us over the last three years. I want to wish him well for the last phase of his career and beyond,” he said.

Western Province Rugby Group CEO Paul Zacks wished Janse van Rensburg well for his future endeavours.

“JC has been an outstanding performer for us and we were certainly not going to stand in his way, we wish him all the best in France,” he said.

Western Province Rugby Football Union President, Mr Thelo Wakefield thanked Janse van Rensburg for his service to the union.

“There was never any doubt that JC gave his all for the jersey, we wish him well in the next phase of his career,” he said.

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1 Comment

  1. Daniel

    2nd June 2018 at 8:00 am

    This is funny. The big news of the week is that Gloucester have signed Dreyer and Mostert from the Lions. One of these players is the Lions current captain. In fact this is pretty big news because these are two first team players and Springboks.

    Yet, Van Rensburg gets grabs the headlines – basically a 32 year old bog standard prop with no international pedigree.

    Great reporting guys.

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