- DOB9 Dec 1997
- BirthplaceAlexander Bay
Back row Juarno Augustus joined Northampton Saints ahead of the 2021/22 season, having represented Currie Cup side Western Province and the Stormers in Super Rugby since 2017.
At 6’2” and 116kg, Augustus is a physical No.8 built for the Gallagher Premiership, with the young battering ram boasting a dynamic and aggressive ball-carrying ability, and showing a knack for scoring tries in heavy traffic throughout his promising career so far.
Affectionately nicknamed ‘trokkie’ (truck) by his Stormers teammates, Augustus was also involved in the Springbok Green vs Springbok Gold invitational match in October 2020.
Augustus was named Player of the Tournament at the 2017 World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia, following an exceptional contribution for South Africa which saw him play 80 minutes and score in all five of the Junior Boks’ matches, finishing with a grand total of seven tries (the most by any player).