|Full name||Petrus Abel Strauss|
|Date of birth||15 March 1994|
|Place of birth||Mossel Bay, South Africa|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||120 kg (260 lb; 18 st 13 lb)|
|School||Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdale|
|University||University of Pretoria|
|Rugby union career|
2007–2014 : Youth rugbyEdit
Strauss was born in Mossel Bay and earned provincial colours in rugby union as early as primary school level, representing SWD at the 2007 Under-13 Craven Week while at Laerskool Park. At secondary school level, he attended Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale in Riversdale, where he progressed for the first team and captaining his side in 2012, and also represented SWD at all youth levels, playing at the 2010 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week, the 2011 Under-18 Academy Week and the 2012 Under-18 Craven Week.
After finishing school, he moved to Pretoria to join the Blue Bulls academy for the 2013 season. He represented them at Under-19 level in the 2013 Under-19 Provincial Championship and at Under-21 level in the 2014 Under-21 Provincial Championship, and also had a short spell with the Limpopo Blue Bulls U21 (a sub-union of the Blue Bulls) in the same competition.
In 2015, Strauss moved to France to join the youth system of Perpignan. He made a single appearance for the senior team, coming on as a replacement in a 14–16 defeat to Dax in Round Three of the 2016–17 Rugby Pro D2 season.
He returned to South Africa after the 2016–17 season in France, and joined the Cape Town-based Western Province. He made two appearances for Western Province in the 2017 Rugby Challenge, and made his Currie Cup debut in August 2017, coming on as a replacement in a 34–19 victory over the Pumas.
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