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What drives and motivates you to be a better player each time you set foot on the Rugby field??
I just always try to give my best every time I am on the field to showcase the talent i have received from the Lord
Biae goed gedoen en geluk Jan.Ai ek wens jy kon in die Vrystaat bly.
Congrats on your man of the tournament award,well deserved.What was the coaches reasons for not starting with the serfontein/small smith combo from the 1st game against the Irish.
Thank you. William was still injured before the Ireland game and not fit to play.
Hi Jan, congrats on a good tournament. Why was Adendorf benched for the final? Yourself and him were by far our best two players.
Thank you. Because William was not in the team, we needed a captain on the field and Wiaan Liebenberg had recovered from his injury so it was the best option for the team.
Hey jan jan jan!!! Congrats on achievement! Will u b staying with the bullsfam for a while or will rumor b heard and take u 2 wp?
Thank you. Yes my contract with the Bulls is until the end of 2013.
Buhle Dumbu asked:
In what areas of your rugby do you think you need to grow and develop to be able to be a better rugby player and centre in years to come?
There are always things that a player can work on. In my case, I can improve my speed, skills, passing, kicking, fitness and many more!
Ryan Lowden-Stoole asked:
You are clearly an amazing player! Which domestic team do you intend to play in the future? Hope to see you playing for the senior team in the near future!
Thank you. My contract with the Bulls is until the end of 2013 and I am enjoying it here!
ismail isaacs asked:
brilliant player, we expect alot but good luck for the future!!! who''s your favourite player and what is your plans for the next five years?
Thank you. I like Sonny Bill Williams, because he is also 12 and i like the new dimension he brings to the game. I try not to think too far into the future, but i know that for the next year and a half I am at the Bulls and will be doing my best for them.
Do you not think that your rugby style better suits the stormers or brumbies style of play? If so, would you consider signing with either, more specifically the latter(Brumbies)?Regards
I am happy at the Bulls and i feel that I fit well into the Bulls' style of play.
Reagan Mavunda asked:
Hi Jan... Congrats on the play during the JWC and Taking the team to a win in the Finals
Looking at your recent performance and considering that Sadie is out for 6 week will we be able to see you in the Bulls 1st team getting your 1st SR cap? And now that we have signed Pollard what do you think his effect will have on Steyn?
Thank you. It is a dream of mine to play SR, but I will be patient because I know that everything happens for a reason.
Sara Raal asked:
(1) How it felt when the final whistle went against N-Z and you guys knew you won the #JWC. (2) Wat jou doele is vir die toekoms-*waar jy graag wil speel en *hoe jy jou rugby loopbaan in die beste manier wil opbou?!
Dit was n ongelooflike gevoel, ek het nog nooit so iets beleef nie! Dit is natuurlik n droom van my om eendag vir die Bokke te speel. Ek dink die beste manier om dit op te bou is om hard te werk aan my tekortkomings.
Casper Rootman asked:
Jan, great work and well deserved IRB Junior Player of the Year 2012! How do you feel regarding your future at the Bulls? Obviously time will tell how and where you will slot in, but surely there are quite a number of exciting players taking the journey with you! Thanks.
Thank you. I am positive about my future here at the Bulls. There are many centres and a lot of competition, but that is a good thing because it motivates you to work harder.
Hallo Jan, sterkte met jou professionele rugby loopbaan in die komende jare.
Net een vraag: ek weet dit is nou ''n professionele era en jy speel waar jy kontrak teken, maar is dit nie baie moeilik om nou vir ''n provinsie te speel (Bulle) wat vir jare lank een van jou groot aartsvyande was op die veld nie (as Grey/Vrystaat speler) ?
Sal ''n speler werklik alles gee en lojaal wees vir sy nuwe provinsie, soos wat hy sal alles gee en lojaal is vir die provinsie waar hy grootgeword het ?
Was jy bly of hartseer oor hoe die Bulle die Cheetahs pak gegee het afgelope Saterdag ?
Antwoord maar eerlik ou maat, die Bulle bestuur sal jou nie nou fire nie, want jy is topklas ! ;-)
Ek sal altyd n sagte plek he vir die Vrystaat en dankbaar wees vir die geleenthede wat ek daar gekry het, maar ek is nou n Blou Bul en my lojaliteit le nou hier in Pretoria!
I became a huge fan during the Junior World Cup.
Have you made decision on your future yet? Will you be staying at the Bulls or are you considering a move to another union.
I hope you decide to stay.
My contract at the Bulls is until the end of 2013.
Jan, you thoroughly deserved IRB JP of the Year award. Outstanding. Do you see much difference between the junior and senior springbok game plans? Why do you think the juniors tactical approach worked so well? Are you less predictable than the seniors?
Thank you. Yes, the u20 structure was very much like the one used by Saracens, because of Brendan Venter. The senior Boks' structure is a lot like the Bulls' structure. We had a good kicking game and played for territorial advantage to put the other side under pressure. We were also given freedom within the structure to do what we thought was the best option at the time.
Congrats for being named the IRB Junior Player of the Year :-) Im sure all of your teammates, family and friends are very proud of you.
I just like to know who is your role model and who is your favourite rugby player?
Then i would like to know for which franchise are you going to play for in next year''s S15 competition? :-)
All the best for the future and i hope i see you wearing the proud Green & Gold jersey in the near future!
Thank you. I like Sonny Bill Williams and I will be at the Bulls next season.
You were deservedly voted as the IRB Junior Player of the Year 2012, but if you could pick any other player to win it who would you have picked?
Thank you. Shaun Adendorff was outstanding.
rayno wasserman asked:
why did you decide to leave grey pe and go to grey bloem?
both schools are very good
My parents moved to Bloem. Both schools are good, but from a rugby perspective Bloem is the place to be, because of the competitiveness of the rugby every weekend.
Would you agree that you play a simmiliar type of game than Danie Gerber played in the past.
That is a huge compliment because Danie Gerber, in my opinion, is the best centre there has ever been.
Eugene van Vuren asked:
Hi daar Jan,
Ek gesels met manne op ''n Internationale rugby forum en hulle wil toe meer van jou weet. My beste beskrywing was jy herinner my aan ''n jong Dankie Gerber, as jy self moet sê, wie is/was jou rol model(le)?
Dit is groot kompliment. Danie Gerber was in n ander klas. Ek hou van Sonny Bill Williams se spel.
Hi Mr Serfontein
First of all congratulations on winning the U/20 player of the year. That is a first for a South African. Also congratulations to you and the team for winning the tournament. You have made us so proud.
Ok my questions. What did Dawie say to you during half time. Any thoughts of moving to WP any time soon? Jean De Villiers might be retiring soon, so there will be place for you or will you go back to your roots and play for the Kings?
Thank you. At the moment, I am very happy at the Bulls! I don't know what the future holds.
Hi Jan.You where my man of tournament too.The first game the team did n''t play as a team.How did Dawie turn it around.
Thank you. We started to gel as a team and our team spirit was great!
Marcus Ingram asked:
Great performances and well deserved.
How do you rate your chances at the Bulls as they have quality centres? Do you rate yourself as a wing, how good is your kick chase game?
It is a good thing that there is competition because it makes you a better player. I played wing in grade 11 and I am comfortable with it.
Hi Jan, congratulations of the world championship.
It seems that the center department is looking very bright for the Bulle. You, JJ, Venter, Sadie (who I believe will pull himself together for the next season), Wynand (if he doesn''t leave to Japan) and even your center pair from the WC Small-Smith. Quite many players of high quality. Is competition good or do you secretly hope that Wynand goes to Japan and that JJ is starting to play as wing as Akona doesn''t have many more years to go anymore?
I feel the competition is good as it lifts all of our games.
Ian Adams asked:
Well played in the tournament and congratulations on your award.
Is there any specific player (past or current) that you model your style of play on?
Thank you. I like Sonny Bill Williams' style of play.
Good day Jan. Love the way you play, just wondering, why are you at the Blue bulls rugby union? Is it the money, the opportunities or a childhood dream? Would you ever play for another union? You could probably play currie cup for most other unions right away. There are a lot of other players inline at center for the Bulls?
I felt it was the best option for my future, and the Bulls have helped me develop already! I will be patient when it comes to playing Currie Cup or SR.
Hoe geniet jy dit by die bulle en was dit die regte keuse?
Ek geniet dit baie en glo dit was die regte keuse!
When will Dries Swanepoel play again ?
Alot of Bulls suporters are excited to watch the both of you in midfield again.
He has recovered from his injury and will be ready for the start of the u/19 Currie Cup next week or the following week.
Duane Nel asked:
You are the best talent at centre SA has had for many years and I hope to see a lot more of you in SA rugby! Thus the following question. Looking at your future and what has happened to Dirk Sadie this year at the Bulls, do you feel that the Bulls is the right Province for your style of play and flair to further your rugby career and why?
I feel I fit into the Bulls structures. The Bulls are a great province and have a winning culture.
congratulations on the great tournament. i hope you will enjoy many successes in your career. just wondering what union did you support when you watched rugby as a boy? was it a dream to play in their colours?
Thank you. I have been a Bulls supporter since childhood.
Congrats on the achievement. Its good to know that our Rugby at junior level is very strong and this pave the way for the senior levels future. Im sure all SA people will describe the ulimate rugby match will be an SA vs NZ final(world cup) describe the feeling beating an side that has never lost a final. and also tell us what whas said in the change room at halve time.
Best of luck and remember its never to late to join the Sharks!!!!!!
It was an unbelievable feeling! It is difficult to find words for it. Winning a final and beating NZ!
Grew up watching your dad play for EP. How is he doing ? Has he been involved in your career so far? Good luck for future
He is doing well thanks. He played a big role yes! His knowledge and also exposing me to rugby at a young age.
Hi,dankie vir jou tyd.Ek wil net vir jou se baie geluk met n ongelooflike Junior wereld beker,en ek moet se ek het lank terug n senter gesien speel wat my aan Danie Gerber laat dink het as jy.Baseer jy jou spel op syne enigsins?Sterkte vir die res van die seisoen.
Baie dankie. My pa het saam oom Danie gespeel en hou nog kontak so hy gee elke nou en dan biekie raad wat baie help!