South African centre Jordan Venter joined the club officially in December 2020 after the capital side announced his signing in March. Making the move from Stellenbosch’s Paul Roos Gymnasium, the abrasive and hard running centre joined Edinburgh Rugby straight out of high school.

Born and raised in George, Western Cape – the same town winger Duhan van der Merwe – Venter represented South Western Districts at an early age.

In a bid to further his rugby career, Venter made the move to Stellenbosch’s Paul Roos Gymnasium in 2016 where he enrolled in boarding school.

The centre was named in the under-16 Western Province Elite Squad before a shoulder injury derailed Venter’s bid to compete at Craven Week.

Now at under-18 level, Venter took part in the 2019 Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament in Japan, where Paul Roos Gymnasium claimed first place, defeating St Peters College 52-5 in a one-sided final.

Venter was named vice-captain of the South Africa under-18 Sevens side which won the Capricorn Group Sevens Rugby Tournament in Namibia in early 2020.

Date of birth: 17 March 2002

Height: 186cm

Edinburgh Debut: December 2020

Place of birth: George, SA

Weight: 96kg

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