Cheetahs Tight head Prop, Gunther Janse van Vuuren, is a star on the rise. We expect big things for this burly prop in 2015.
How do you feel 2014 went for you?
2014 was a brilliant year for me with a lot of highlights I can cherish for the rest of my life such as being part of the first ever Kovsie young guns champions. Also, being selected for the Free State U/19 Currie Cup team whom reached the semi finals of 2014.
Who gets you revved up in the changing room at half time?
The person who revved me up the most definitely was our forwards coach Daan Human who had a lot of inspiring quotes and positive aggression.
What was your best memory at school?
My 2011 U16 rugby season where we won all the available trophies including the Beeld trophy. And in 2012 when I became a Witbul!
What was your worst memory?
My worst memory of Monnas was losing my last high school game in the Witbul jersey and not having the same successes as in 2011!
If you were invisible for a day what would you get up to?
I would definitely get even with some of my house mates by scaring them and playing pranks on them as I suffered many times this year. And also maybe visit some girls to hear them gossip to understand woman better hahaha!
Duane Vermeulen because of his big hits and physicality.
Do you have any special routines you do before a game?
I don’t really have any routines but I have my favourite jockey’s that I must wear on match day.
What makes a great player in your position?
Traditionally a tight head was a great scrummager and the anchor of the scrum. In the modern game it is expected that a tight head should be a good scrummager and have more skills being mobile and a ball carrier but still let your primary work make you the first choice number 3. Also your mentality that going backwards in the scrum is not an option.
What are your goals for 2015?
Firstly to be invited to the baby Boks trials and then ultimately becoming a Bok.
What do you like most about the Cheetahs?
Seeing that the Cheetahs is looked upon as the smallest of the big unions in South Africa , it is great to be part of the underdog union…Also the opportunities given by them are endless.