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JP Pietersen Biography, Wiki, Age, Full Name, Rugby, Awards and Nominations

JP Pietersen Biography

JP Pietersen whose full name is Jon-Paul Roger Pietersen was born on 12th July 1986 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is a South African rugby union footballer.He plays fullback or wing for Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership.

JP Pietersen Education Background

He attended Hoƫrskool Generaal Hertzog, Witbank, South Africa for his secondary education.

JP Pietersen Career

In 2005 at the age of 19 years he made his provincial debut with the Sharks during the 2005 Currie Cup season.
He got a knee injury thatdisrupted his 2006 Super 14 season. He was included to play at the 2006 Under 21 Rugby World Championship. He made a debut against New Zealand at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg after he was named in the Springboks’ 2006 Tri Nations Series squad.
He was the leading try scorer in the 2007 Super 14 competition with 12 tries from 15 games.
He was selected into the Springboks 2007 Rugby World Cup squad. Starting in the first two matches, Pietersen scored three tries. He was impressive in the game against England, scoring two tries and setting up a third.
Pietersen was called up for South Africa’s 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign starting the first game in a 17–16 victory for the Springboks against Wales. South Africa then thrashed Fiji 49–3 with Pietersen this time playing on the left wing.
In April 2013 it was announced that he would play for Panasonic Wild Knights in the 2013–14 Top League in Japan.
JP Pietersen signed a three-year deal to join English Premiership side Leicester Tigers prior to the 2016–2017 season.

JP Pietersen

  • He won the Rugby World Champiom
  • He was nominated at the South African Rugby Union as super rugby player of the year.
  • He was nominated at the South African Rugby Union as rugby player of the year.