Juan John (JJ) van der Mescht

Juan John (JJ) van der Mescht
Position
Lock
Place of Birth
Pretoria
Height
1.97 m
Weight
127 kg
Super Rugby Caps
2
Super Rugby Debut
2017
Current Team
Cell C Sharks
Birthday
May 4, 1999
Age
21

The giant 20-year-old attained instant international fame during last year’s World Rugby U20 championship clash with New Zealand, when he snatched the ball from a lineout on the halfway line and charged 50m downfield, without a Baby Black laying a hand on him, for a breath-taking try.

Standing almost 2.00m tall and tipping the scales at 127kg, JJ van der Mescht is a colossal unit, with skills and speed to boot, and the Cell C Sharks have high expectations for this Glenwood old boy.