|Full name Jan Adriaan Strauss|
Role Rugby Player
Height 1.85 m
|Playing position |
Weight 112 kg
Name Adriaan Strauss
Career start 2005
|Born 18 November 1985 (age 37) Bloemfontein, South Africa (1985-11-18) |
Occupation Professional rugby player
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
Relatives Andries Strauss (cousin)Richardt Strauss (cousin)
Spouse Chantell Strauss (m. 2011)
School Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of Pretoria
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Jan Adriaan Strauss (born 18 November 1985 in Bloemfontein, South Africa) is a rugby hooker who represents the Bulls in Super Rugby.
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Strauss made his international debut for South Africa on 19 July 2008 coming off the bench against Australia in the Tri Nations. He stayed with the team for the remainder of the Tri Nations earning 5 caps, but missed out on the November tour to the UK following the return of John Smit to action with Chiliboy Ralepelle leapfrogging him in the selection order. He scored both of his first two tries for the Springboks in one test on 18 November 2012 against Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
Strauss was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he became South Africa's first-choice hooker. Strauss was also promoted to captain of the Springboks in 2016. In 2017 he announced his international retirement, after he captained the 'Boks thrice in 2016.