It becomes a tricky subject when you announce that a professional rugby player has joined the PureSport CBD Community when, in fact, he had been part of the Community before PureSport CBD reached South African soil! Nevertheless, we are happy to have him part of our Community!
JC Astle was born in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape and was schooled at Pionier High School in Northern Natal. He has travelled the world playing rugby and is currently settled in Port Elizabeth with is wife Rouxlene. JC is currently representing the Southern Kings in the Pro 14.
JC’s playing career started at the Free State Cheetahs where he represented the union at under 19, under 21 and Vodacom Cup Level. He also represented the Shimlas in the Varsity Cup in 2012 and 2013.
JC moved his professional career down to Wellington where he represented the Boland in the Currie Cup. His talents were quickly identified by the Sharks and he made the trek to Durban. JC made his debut for the Sharks against Griquas in the 2014 Currie Cup. One of his fondest memories was beating the Bulls at Loftus.
In 2016 JC made the move to the Kings to try his hand at Super Rugby. JC loved the physicality of Super Rugby and enjoyed the experience of playing against the world’s best rugby players.
After the Super Rugby Season ended JC moved to France as a medical joker for Mont-de-Marsan. What was intended to be an 8 month contract got extended to 22 months as JC and his wife loved learning the French culture.
JC is currently back in Port Elizabeth where he has formed an integral part of the leadership core of the Southern Kings. He is a regular starter in the team and has captained the team on occasion.
JC and PureSport CBD
During his time in France JC was introduced to PureSport CBD by one of his teammates. JC initially tried PureSport CBD to see if it would have an impact on his recovery and sleep. He fell in love with the product and has been a loyal customer ever since. JC uses the product on a daily basis, primarily for improved sleep, but he is grateful for the anti-inflammatory effect that PureSport CBD has when the physical nature of rugby takes its toll on his body.