Springboks

Grey College has produced 45 capped Springbok rugby players. Since WW II Grey has produced more Springbok players than any other school.

List of Grey College Springboks: (brackets Year Capped) * means Springbok number

45 Springboks produced by Grey College

#
59
Name
Herman Dirk (Broekie) Van Broekhuizen
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Flanker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1896, 1890
#
134
Name
Evelyn Edgar (Boetie) McHardy
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Wing
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1912, 1908
#
158
Name
Sarel Stephanus Francois (Sarel) Strauss
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1921, 1909
#
256
Name
Henry James (Kalfie) Martin
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Prop
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1937, 1928
#
261
Name
Pieter Jacobus (Piet) de Wet
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1938, 1935
#
246
Name
Louis Babrow
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1937, 1933
#
325
Name
Coenraad Frederik (Popeye) Strydom
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Scrum-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1955, 1949
#
402
Name
Johannes Wilhelmus (John) Wessels
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Hooker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1965, 1953
#
446
Name
Johannes Jacobus“Johan” Spies
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Lock
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1970, 1963
#
453
Name
Dawid Stefanus Lubbe “Dawie” Snyman
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Full-back, Fly-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1971, 1967
#
455
Name
Morné du Plessis
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Number Eight, Flanker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1971, 1966
#
466
Name
Jacobus Cornelis Pauw (Jackie) Snyman
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre, Fly-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1974, 1965

 

13. Marthinus Theunis Steyn “Theuns” Stofberg (14 August 1976) – 489*

14. Robert “Robbie” Blair (27 August 1977) – 494*

15. Jacobus “Jaco” Reinach (10 May 1986) – 542* (SA Schools – 1979-80)

16. Helgard Lourens Muller (31 May 1986) – 551* (SA Schools 1981-82)

17. Pieter Gysbert Muller (15 August 1992) – 560* (SA Schools 1987-88)

18. Heinrich Theodor Füls (15 August 1992) – 567*

19. Johannes Jakobus “Johan” Styger (15 August 1992) – 566*

20. Johannes Andries Truscott (3 October 1992) – 581* (SA Schools 1986)

21. Ruben Jacobus Kruger (6 November 1993) – 596* (SA Schools 1987-88)

22. Allen Erasmus “Naka” Drotské (13 November 1993) – 601* (SA Schools 1989)

23. André-Henri “Ollie” le Roux (4 June 1994) – 600* (SA Schools 1991)

24. Werner “Smiley” Swanepoel (5 July 1997) – 654* (SA Schools 1991)

25. Charl Francois Marais (12 June 1999) – 685*

26. Christoffel Johannes “CJ” van der Linde (16 November 2002) – 741*

27. Gert Johannes Jacobus “Gerrie” Britz (12 June 2004) – 760*

28. Ruan Pienaar (26 August 2006) – 779*

29. Francois Philippus Lodewyk Steyn (11 November 2006) – 783*

30. Bismarck Wilhelm du Plessis (7 July 2007) – 787*

31. Jan Nathaniel “Jannie” du Plessis (7 July 2007) – 788*

32. Christiaan Rudolph “Tiaan” Liebenberg (1 December 2007) – 794* (GCP)

33. Jan Adriaan Strauss (19 July 2008) – 800*

34. Heinrich Wilhelm Brussow (22 November 2008) – 801*

35. Wian Hunter du Preez (21 November 2009) – 792*

36. Phillip Rudolph “Flip” van der Merwe (12 June 2010) – 818*

37.  Andries Jacobus Strauss (4 December 2010) – 827* (GCP)

38. Gideon Johannes “Deon” Stegmann (6 November 2010) – 825*

39. Coenrad Victor “Coenie” Oosthuizen (9 June 2012) – 824*

40. Johannes Lodewikus “Johan” Goosen (8 September 2012) – 839*

41. Jan Lodewyk Serfontein (8 June 2013) – 849*

42. Petrus Erasmus “Piet” van Zyl (15 June 2013) – 852*

43. Marcel van der Merwe (28 June 2014) – 858*

44. Cobus Reinach (27 September 2014) – 864*

45. Jacobus Francois Venter (12 November 2016) – 877*

(GCB = Grey College Primary)

Springboks that schooled at Grey but didn’t matriculate at Grey

  1. Brendon James (BJ) Botha (26 August 2006) – 778* (Grey College Primary)

3 Uncapped Boks

  1. *Pieter Hermias Cornelius “Lappies” Labuschagne (2013 Bok Squad)
  2. *Robert Thompson Ebersohn (2013 Bok Squad)
  3. *Paul Abraham Jordaan (2014 Bok Squad)

4 Springboks that was Teachers at Grey (non old Boys)

  1. Gert Daniël Cilliers – (13 July 1963) – Bok nr.342* (Test debut: 13 July 1963 vs Australia in Pretoria aged 22)
  2. Johannes Servaas “Gerrie” Germishuys – Bok nr.465 (Test debut: 22 June 1974 vs British Isles in Pretoria aged 24)
  3. Jan Slebusch – kroonstad
  4. Chris de Wilsen

 

12 International Rugby Players played for other countries:

  1. James Roos Craven – Rugby – Rhodesia 1965 (Class of 1961)
  2. Andre Blom – Rugby – USA 1997
  3. Nelio de Sa – Rugby – Portugal 1998 (Class of 1993)
  4. Emil Seyfferdt – Rugby & Sevens – The Arabian Gulf “UAE” (Class of 1987)
  5. Michael Horak – Rugby – England 2002
  6. Raoul Larson – Rugby – Namibia 2011
  7. Richardt Strauss – Rugby – Ireland 2012
  8. Awie Thomson – Rugby – Namibia 2013 (Class of 2012)
  9. Leneve Damens – Rugby – Namibia 2015 (Class of 2011)
  10. Hendrik van der Merwe – Rugby – Germany (Class of 2007)
  11. Mike Andrade – Sevens Rugby – Portugal 2015 (Class of 2014)
  12. Adriaan Theisinger – Rugby – Germany 2016 (Class of 2008)

 

 

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