Jannie Breedt

Johannes Christoffel Breedt (born 4 June 1959) is a South African former rugby union player.[1]

Jannie Breedt
Birth nameJohannes Christoffel Breedt
Date of birth (1959-06-04) 4 June 1959 (age 61)
Place of birthKempton Park, Gauteng
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight98 kg (216 lb)
SchoolKempton Park High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8, Flank
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1981–1984
1985–1992
Northern Transvaal
Transvaal
47
118
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986–1992 South Africa 8

Playing careerEdit

Breedt played for Northern Transvaal and Transvaal in the South African provincial competitions. He made his debut for Northern Transvaal in 1981 and in 1985 he relocated to Transvaal. He played 118 matches for Transvaal and captained the side on a 102 occasions, the first player to captain the province more than a hundred times. He led his team to four Currie Cup finals, finishing runner–up on each occasion.[2]

Breedt made his test debut for the Springboks against the visiting New Zealand Cavaliers on 10 May 1986 at Newlands in Cape Town. In 1989, Breedt was appointed as Springbok captain for the two test matches against the World XV and so became the 41st Springbok test captain. He was capped 8 times for the Springboks.[3]

Test historyEdit

No. Opposition Result
(SA 1st)
Position Tries Date Venue
1. New Zealand Cavaliers 21–15 Number 8 10 May 1986 Newlands, Cape Town
2. New Zealand Cavaliers 18–19 Number 8 17 May 1986 Kings Park, Durban
3. New Zealand Cavaliers 33–18 Number 8 24 May 1986 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
4. New Zealand Cavaliers 24–10 Number 8 31 May 1986 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
5. World XV 20–19 Number 8 (c) 26 Aug 1989 Newlands, Cape Town
6. World XV 22–16 Number 8 (c) 2 Sep 1989 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
7.   New Zealand 24–27 Number 8 15 August 1992 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
8.   Australia 3–26 Number 8 22 August 1992 Newlands, Cape Town

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scrum.com: Jannie Breedt
  2. ^ Van Rooyen, Quintus (1993). S.A. Rugby Writers Annual 1993. SA Rugby Writers' Society. p. 136. ISBN 0620172940.
  3. ^ Jooste, Graham K. (1995). South African rugby test players 1949-1995. Johannesburg: Penguin. pp. 119–126. ISBN 0140250174. OCLC 36916860.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Naas Botha
Springbok Captain
1989
Succeeded by
Francois Pienaar