Joggie Jansen
Full names: Joachim Scholtz
Date of birth: 5 Feb 1948
Place of birth: Griekwastad
School: Griekwastad
Springbok no: 444
Debut test province: Orange Free State
Physical: 1.83m, 86.18kg
Current age: 76

Test summary: Tests: 10 Tries: 1
First Test: 25 Jul 1970 Age:22 Inside Centre against New Zealand at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Last Test: 3 Jun 1972 Age:24 Inside Centre against England at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
25 Jul 197022Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 17-6 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaOFS
08 Aug 197022Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 8-91 tryNewlands, Cape TownOFS
29 Aug 197022Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 14-3 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethOFS
12 Sep 197022Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 20-17 Ellispark, JohannesburgOFS
12 Jun 197123Inside CentreFranceWin: 22-9 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinOFS
19 Jun 197123Inside CentreFranceDraw: 8-8 Kingspark, DurbanOFS
17 Jul 197123Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 19-11 Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyOFS
31 Jul 197123Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 14-6 Brisbane Exhibition Ground, BrisbaneOFS
07 Aug 197123Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 18-6 Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyOFS
03 Jun 197224Inside CentreEnglandLose: 9-18 Ellispark, JohannesburgOFS

Joggie : Doc Craven

Some people become famous because of a single match; others become famous because of one good break which leads to a try; but seldom does a man become famous because of one tackle. But it was one tackle which focused the attention of the world on Joggie Jansen when he tackled the All Black, Wayne Cottrell, as he got the ball on the blind side.

That tackle turned that first test match at Loftus in 1970 in our favour, and enabled us to beat the so-called "Invincible All Blacks".

It was by virtue of that tackle that Jansen became prominent and later we discovered that there was indeed more to Joggie Jansen than just his tackling ability. Much more. In fact he was a fine all-round centre.