Full name Ashley Francois Johnson
Born May 16, 1986, Wynberg
Current age 29 years 45 days
Major teams Cheetahs, Emerging Springboks, Free State, Wasps, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 257 lb
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|Test debut||Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jul 23, 2011 match details|
|Last Test||South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Aug 20, 2011 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list|
The combative back-rower Ashley Johnson was one of the shining lights in an otherwise disappointing Super Rugby campaign for the Cheetahs in 2011. Drawing praise from various circles for his no-nonsense approach to the role, Johnson was called up to the 49 man South Africa training squad for the 2011 World Cup.
Having been a midweek Springbok in 2009 - on their northern hemisphere tour - Johnson was selected at No.8 for their opening Tri-Nations Test of 2011, against Australia in Sydney.