A product of Grey High School (Port Elizabeth), JJ Engelbrecht is rated as one of the most promising young talents in South Africa.
A classical wing, Engelbrecht is powerful with ball in hand and blessed with great speed. The former Eastern Province Craven Week and Under-19 star attended Stellenbosch University after school, playing for the famous Maties 1st XV, before becoming a permanent member of the 2010 Western Province Currie Cup squad, having made his debut for the region in 2009.
2012 has been a watershed year for Engelbrecht - after moving to the Blue Bulls at the beginning of the year, Engelbrecht has put in some outstanding performances for the Pretoria-based franchise. On top of that, Engelbrecht, who is highly rated by Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer, was chosen to be part of the Springbok squad for the England Test Series in South Africa.
Date of Birth: 22/02/89
Position: Wing / Centre
Currently contracted to: Blue Bulls
Rugby Career:2013: Blue Bulls (Super Rugby)
2012: South Africa (Incoming Tours), Blue Bulls (Super Rugby), Blue Bulls (Currie Cup)
2011: Western Province (Currie Cup Premier Division)
2010: Western Province (Currie Cup Premier Division), Western Province (Under-21 Competition), Western Province (Vodacom Cup)
2009: Western Province (Under-21 Competition), Western Province (Currie Cup Premier Division), Western Province (British & Irish Lions Tour), Maties (Varsity Cup), Western Province (Vodacom Cup)
2008: Western Province (Under-19)
2007: Eastern Province (Under-18 Craven Week)