Danie Rossouw
Full names: Danie Jacobus
Date of birth: 6 May 1978
Place of birth: Sabie
School: Rob Ferreira, Witrivier
Springbok no: 755
Debut test province: Blue Bulls
Physical: 1.98m, 120kg
Current age: 46

Test summary: Tests: 63 Tries: 10
First Test: 11 Oct 2003 Age:25 Flank against Uruguay at Subiaco Oval, Perth
Last Test: 9 Oct 2011 Age:33 Lock against Australia at WestPac Stadium, Wellington
Test history:
11 Oct 200325FlankUruguayWin: 72-61 trySubiaco Oval, PerthBlue Bulls
24 Oct 200325FlankGeorgiaWin: 46-192 triesSydney Football Stadium (Aussie stadium), SydneyBlue Bulls
01 Nov 200325ReserveSamoaWin: 60-10 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
08 Nov 200325FlankNew ZealandLose: 9-29 Colonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), MelbourneBlue Bulls
20 Nov 200426ReserveEnglandLose: 16-32 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
27 Nov 200426FlankScotlandWin: 45-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghBlue Bulls
04 Dec 200426FlankArgentinaWin: 39-7 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresBlue Bulls
11 Jun 200527FlankUruguayWin: 134-31 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonBlue Bulls
18 Jun 200527FlankFranceDraw: 30-30 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
25 Jun 200527FlankFranceWin: 27-13 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
09 Jul 200527FlankAustraliaLose: 12-30 Stadium Australia, SydneyBlue Bulls
19 Nov 200527ReserveWalesWin: 33-161 tryMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
26 Nov 200527ReserveFranceLose: 20-26 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
10 Jun 200628LockScotlandWin: 36-16 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
17 Jun 200628LockScotlandWin: 29-15 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
24 Jun 200628LockFranceLose: 26-36 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
15 Jul 200628LockAustraliaLose: 0-49 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
11 Nov 200628FlankIrelandLose: 15-32 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinBlue Bulls
18 Nov 200628FlankEnglandLose: 21-23 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
25 Nov 200628EighthmanEnglandWin: 25-14 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
26 May 200729EighthmanEnglandWin: 58-10 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
09 Jun 200729FlankSamoaWin: 35-8 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
16 Jun 200729ReserveAustraliaWin: 22-19 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
23 Jun 200729FlankNew ZealandLose: 21-26 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
25 Aug 200729EighthmanScotlandWin: 27-3 Murrayfield, EdinburghBlue Bulls
09 Sep 200729EighthmanSamoaWin: 59-7 Parc des Princes, ParisBlue Bulls
14 Sep 200729EighthmanEnglandWin: 36-0 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
22 Sep 200729FlankTongaWin: 30-25 Stade Felix Bollaert, LensBlue Bulls
07 Oct 200729EighthmanFijiWin: 37-20 Stade Velodrome, MarseillesBlue Bulls
14 Oct 200729EighthmanArgentinaWin: 37-131 tryStade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
20 Oct 200729EighthmanEnglandWin: 15-6 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
07 Jun 200830ReserveWalesWin: 43-17 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
16 Aug 200830ReserveNew ZealandLose: 0-19 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
30 Aug 200830ReserveAustraliaWin: 53-8 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
15 Nov 200830ReserveScotlandWin: 14-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghBlue Bulls
22 Nov 200830FlankEnglandWin: 42-61 tryTwickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
20 Jun 200931ReserveBritainWin: 26-21 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
27 Jun 200931ReserveBritainWin: 28-25 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
25 Jul 200931ReserveNew ZealandWin: 28-19 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
01 Aug 200931ReserveNew ZealandWin: 31-19 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
08 Aug 200931ReserveAustraliaWin: 29-17 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
05 Sep 200931ReserveAustraliaLose: 6-21 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
12 Sep 200931ReserveNew ZealandWin: 32-29 Waikato Stadium, HamiltonBlue Bulls
13 Nov 200931ReserveFranceLose: 13-20 Stade Municipal, ToulouseBlue Bulls
21 Nov 200931FlankItalyWin: 32-10 Stadio Friuli, UdineBlue Bulls
28 Nov 200931EighthmanIrelandLose: 10-15 Croke Park, DublinBlue Bulls
05 Jun 201032LockWalesWin: 34-31 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
12 Jun 201032LockFranceWin: 42-17 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
10 Jul 201032ReserveNew ZealandLose: 12-32 Eden Park, AucklandBlue Bulls
17 Jul 201032LockNew ZealandLose: 17-311 tryWestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
24 Jul 201032LockAustraliaLose: 13-30 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
21 Aug 201032ReserveNew ZealandLose: 22-29 National Stadium, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
28 Aug 201032ReserveAustraliaWin: 44-31 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
04 Sep 201032LockAustraliaLose: 39-41 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
23 Jul 201133FlankAustraliaLose: 20-39 Stadium Australia, SydneyBlue Bulls
30 Jul 201133EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 7-40 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
13 Aug 201133FlankAustraliaLose: 9-14 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
20 Aug 201133ReserveNew ZealandWin: 18-5 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
11 Sep 201133LockWalesWin: 17-16 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
17 Sep 201133LockFijiWin: 49-31 tryWestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
22 Sep 201133LockNamibiaWin: 87-01 tryNorth Harbour Stadium, North Shore CityBlue Bulls
30 Sep 201133LockSamoaWin: 13-5 North Harbour Stadium, North Shore CityBlue Bulls
09 Oct 201133LockAustraliaLose: 9-11 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls

Top 50 Boks: 35 – Danie Rossouw : SARugby.com

The versatile Rossouw is equally adept at lock or in the back row but has played the majority of his senior career on the flank. The 31-year-old veteran has made 25 appearances for South Africa at flank, 11 at No 8 and 10 in the second row and is currently just four Tests shy of the magical 50 mark.

He made a try-scoring debut for the Springboks at the 2003 World Cup in the resounding 72-6 pool stage victory over Georgia in Perth. He was selected for South Africa’s 2007 World Cup squad when Pierre Spies was ruled out of the tournament with blood clots on his lungs.

Rossouw suffered what looked like a campaign-ending injury in the pool clash against Tonga as he was stretchered off the field with a neck injury. However, he recovered and played an important part in the knockout out stages, scoring a try against Argentina in the semi-final and executed a crucial try-saving tackle on England winger Mark Cueto in the final.

In 2009, he came on as a replacement against the British & Irish Lions in the first two Tests, was similarly used as an impact player in the triumphant Tri-Nations campaign and was one of the standout players on the end-of-your tour of Europe.

Rossouw is a long-time servant of Bulls rugby and has won a remarkable five Currie Cup titles and two Super 14 titles with the Pretoria-based union.


  • Currie Cup winner with the Blue Bulls, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009
  • Super 14 winner with the Bulls, 2007 & 2009
  • Member of the World Cup winning Springbok squad, 2007
  • British & Irish Lions series winner, 2009
  • Tri-Nations winner, 2009