Jan-Henning Campher

South African rugby union player

Rugby player
Jan-Henning Campher
Full nameJan-Henning Campher
Date of birth (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 25)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight110 kg (240 lb; 17 st 5 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Garsfontein
UniversityUniversity of Pretoria
Notable relative(s)Lourens Campher (father)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Lions / Golden Lions
Youth career
2014–2017 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–2018 Blue Bulls XV 9 (5)
2017–2018 Blue Bulls 7 (0)
2019–2021 Lions 16 (0)
2019–2021 Golden Lions 13 (0)
2021–present Ealing Trailfinders 18 (50)
Correct as of 3 April 2022
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 South Africa Schools 3 (0)
2016 South Africa Under-20 5 (5)

Jan-Henning Campher (born (1996-12-10)10 December 1996) is a South African professional rugby union player who currently plays for the Ealing Trailfinders in RFU Championship.[1] His regular position is hooker.

Youth rugby

In 2014, Campher represented South Africa Schools in the 2014 Under-18 International Series, playing in matches against France,[2] Wales[3] and England.[4]

He played in all five of South Africa Under-20s matches at the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in England.[5] He played off the bench in their opening match in Pool C of the tournament as South Africa came from behind to beat Japan 59–19,[6] and their next pool match as South Africa were beaten 13–19 by Argentina.[7] He started in their final pool match as South Africa bounced back to secure a 40-31 bonus-point victory over France[8] to secure a semi-final place as the best runner-up in the competition. He was also used as a replacement in the semifinal, as South Africa faced three-time champions England, with the hosts proving too strong for South Africa, knocking them out of the competition with a 39–17 victory[9] – and started against Argentina in the third-place play-off final. Campher scored a try as Argentina beat South Africa convincingly, winning 49–19[10] and in the process condemning South Africa to fourth place in the competition.

Blue Bulls

He made his first class debut for the Blue Bulls XV in the 2016 Currie Cup qualification series, coming on as a replacement in their 17–38 loss to neighbours Golden Lions XV in Alberton,[11] and made a further three replacement appearances in the competition. Four starts followed in the 2017 Rugby Challenge, and he made his Currie Cup debut for the Blue Bulls in their opening match of the 2017 season, in a 51–45 win over Griquas in Kimberley.[12] He started their next five matches before reverting to the Blue Bulls U21 squad for the 2017 Under-21 Provincial Championship.

Personal life

Campher is the son of former Bulls prop Lourens Campher.[13]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Jan-Henning Campher". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 28-13 France U18". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 40-15 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 22-30 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Ward to lead Junior Springboks in England". South African Rugby Union. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U20 59-19 Japan U20". South African Rugby Union. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U20 13-19 Argentina U20". South African Rugby Union. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U20 40-31 France U20". South African Rugby Union. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – England U20 39-17 South Africa U20". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Argentina U20 49-19 South Africa U20". South African Rugby Union. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Xerox Golden Lions XV 38-17 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Currie Cup Premier Division - Match 2, Log". South African Rugby Union. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Talle se pa's was oudspelers". Netwerk24 (in Afrikaans). 13 July 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
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