Rohan Janse van Rensburg (born 11 September 1994) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Sale Sharks on loan from the Lions in Super Rugby and the Golden Lions XV in Currie Cup rugby.  His regular position is centre.



He represented the Blue Bulls at the 2007 Under-13 Craven Week, the 2010 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week and the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Under-18 Craven Week tournaments. He was also called into the South African Schools squad in 2012.

Senior career

His senior debut for the Blue Bulls came in the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition, when he came on as a substitute in the match against the Pumas. He then started five of their remaining six matches in this competition.

He moved to Johannesburg in 2015 to join the Golden Lions.

Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2014 Blue Bulls 7 (20)
2015–2018 Golden Lions XV 7 (10)
2015–2017 Golden Lions 23 (45)
2016–2018 Lions 39 (95)
2017–2018 Sale Sharks 8 (15)
2018–present Sale Sharks 0 (0)


2016 Season

The 2016 Super Rugby season was the breakthrough for Janse van Rensburg. At inside centre,he had a very successful partnership with fellow centre, Springbok Lionel Mapoe. Janse van Rensburg managed to score 10 tries in 17 games;which is very prolific for a number 12. The Golden Lions managed to make the 2016 Super Rugby final but lost to the Hurricanes 20-3.

Sale Sharks

He made eight appearances for English Premiership side Sale Sharks in the 2017–18 English Premiership during a loan spell in 2018, before returning on a permanent deal before the 2018–19 season.

Representative rugby

He was included in the S.A. Schools squad in 2012 and the South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2013 and 2014 IRB Junior World Championship tournaments.


Janse van Rensburg first represented Springboks XV in a non-cap friendly vs Barbarians XV in which he scored a last-gasp try to secure a 31-31 draw. He was later included in the Springboks squad for their 2016 Outgoing series of Europe. He started the final game of the tour vs Wales at inside centre where the Springboks lost.