Richard Prentis
Full names: Richard Basil
Date of birth: 27 Feb 1947
Place of birth: Krugersdorp
School: Little Flower, Pietersburg
Springbok no: 504
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.85m, 105kg
Current age: 76

Test summary: Tests: 11 Tries: 0
First Test: 26 Apr 1980 Age:33 Loose-head Prop against South America at Wanderers, Johannesburg
Last Test: 6 Jun 1981 Age:34 Loose-head Prop against Ireland at Kingspark, Durban
Test history:
26 Apr 198033Loose-head PropSouth AmericaWin: 24-9 Wanderers, JohannesburgTvl
03 May 198033Loose-head PropSouth AmericaWin: 18-9 Kingspark, DurbanTvl
31 May 198033Loose-head PropBritainWin: 26-22 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
14 Jun 198033Loose-head PropBritainWin: 26-19 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinTvl
28 Jun 198033Loose-head PropBritainWin: 12-10 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethTvl
12 Jul 198033Loose-head PropBritainLose: 13-17 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaTvl
18 Oct 198033Loose-head PropSouth AmericaWin: 22-13 Wanderers Club, MontevideoTvl
25 Oct 198033Loose-head PropSouth AmericaWin: 30-16 Prince of Wales Country Club, SantiagoTvl
08 Nov 198033Loose-head PropFranceWin: 37-15 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaTvl
30 May 198134Loose-head PropIrelandWin: 23-15 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
06 Jun 198134Loose-head PropIrelandWin: 12-10 Kingspark, DurbanTvl

GREAT REWARD : Eddie Grieb & Stuart Farmer

Richard Prentis, loose-head prop of Diggers and Transvaal, played in 11 test matches in 1980 and 1981. He played in 4 further tour matches of the Springboks' tour to South America in 1980 where he was picked as lock in South Africa's first tour match against a Paraguay Invitation XV in AsunciĆ³n. Prentis was also afforded the honour of captaining South Africa on that day, in what was to be his first and last match as Springbok captain. South Africa easily won 84-6.