JW Jonker – Steval Pumas

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* Debut for the Steval Pumas : 2011, contracted from the SA 7s side
* He is a former captain of the team (2012)
* Due to an Achilles heel injury he didn’t play any rugby during 2013, made his comeback earlier 2014 for Lions Super 15 squad
* Former Grey College pupil
* Born: 19 March 1987
* Height: 1,87m
* Weight: 92kg
* Tries for Pumas: 21
* Total points: 105
* Former teams: Freestate Currie Cup team, Toyota FS Cheetahs Super team, Lions, SA 7s, SA Barbarians North, Pumas, Lions Super squad

Comments on him from former teammate and current assistant coach of the Steval Pumas, MJ Mentz:
“JW’s best qualities on the pitch is that he brings a certain calmness to the players. He has great communication skills on both attack and defense. Due to his sevens skills, he’s work rate is very high and although his is small, is is our Jonah Lomu in the team with his power drives.”

Interesting stats of JW Jonker is the last Currie Cup encounter against the GWK Griquas:
• 21 tackles made
• 18,29 minutes in defense

Photo: Hennie Homann

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