Mof Myburgh
Full names: Johannes Lodewikus
Date of birth: 24 Aug 1936
Place of birth: Senekal
School: Paul Erasmus
Springbok no: 371
Debut test province: Northern Transvaal
Physical: 1.85m, 104.3kg
Date of death: 15 Jun 2012 (Age 75)

Test summary: Tests: 18 Tries: 0
First Test: 23 Jun 1962 Age:25 Tight-head Prop against Britain at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 12 Sep 1970 Age:34 Loose-head Prop against New Zealand at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
23 Jun 196225Tight-head PropBritainDraw: 3-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
07 Sep 196327Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 22-6 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethN-Tvl
23 May 196427Loose-head PropWalesWin: 24-3 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl
25 Jul 196427Loose-head PropFranceLose: 6-8 P.A.M. Brink Stadium, SpringsN-Tvl
08 Jun 196831Loose-head PropBritainWin: 25-20 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
22 Jun 196831Loose-head PropBritainDraw: 6-6 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethN-Tvl
13 Jul 196831Loose-head PropBritainWin: 11-6 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
09 Nov 196832Loose-head PropFranceWin: 12-9 Stade Municipal, BordeauxN-Tvl
16 Nov 196832Loose-head PropFranceWin: 16-11 Stade Olympique, Colombes, ParisN-Tvl
02 Aug 196932Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 30-11 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
16 Aug 196932Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 16-9 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl
06 Sep 196933Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 11-3 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
20 Sep 196933Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 19-8 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinN-Tvl
20 Dec 196933Loose-head PropEnglandLose: 8-11 Twickenham, LondonN-Tvl
10 Jan 197033Loose-head PropIrelandDraw: 8-8 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinN-Tvl
24 Jan 197033Loose-head PropWalesDraw: 6-6 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffN-Tvl
29 Aug 197034Loose-head PropNew ZealandWin: 14-3 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethN-Tvl
12 Sep 197034Loose-head PropNew ZealandWin: 20-17 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl

Mof Myburgh : Doc Craven

I can't help it - when I think of Mof I must think of Frik du Preez. They were bosom friends - inseparable and always up to something or other. Their ability to mimic Charles Fortune giving a cricket commentary was absolutely priceless.

On the field Mof always carried a lot of weight. It must have been terribly difficult to move about with the amount of weight he carried, but carry it he did. Many was the time that he was able to save South Africa in test matches, purely because of his strength.

A loose-head prop has a very difficult task at the best of times but with his immense power Mof Myburgh could take on anybody. His support in the line-outs gave the Springboks a major advantage throughout his career.