Piet Greyling
Full names: Pieter Johannes Fredrik
Date of birth: 16 May 1942
Place of birth: Zastron
School: Sentraal
Springbok no: 422
Debut test province: Orange Free State
Physical: 1.89m, 90.57kg
Current age: 81

Test summary: Tests: 25 Tries: 5
First Test: 15 Jul 1967 Age:25 Flank against France at Kingspark, Durban
Last Test: 3 Jun 1972 Age:30 Flank against England at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
15 Jul 196725FlankFranceWin: 26-32 triesKingspark, DurbanOFS
22 Jul 196725FlankFranceWin: 16-3 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinOFS
29 Jul 196725FlankFranceLose: 14-19 Ellispark, JohannesburgOFS
12 Aug 196725FlankFranceDraw: 6-6 Newlands, Cape TownOFS
08 Jun 196826FlankBritainWin: 25-20 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaOFS
09 Nov 196826FlankFranceWin: 12-9 Stade Municipal, BordeauxOFS
16 Nov 196826FlankFranceWin: 16-11 Stade Olympique, Colombes, ParisOFS
02 Aug 196927FlankAustraliaWin: 30-111 tryEllispark, JohannesburgTvl
16 Aug 196927FlankAustraliaWin: 16-9 Kingspark, DurbanTvl
06 Sep 196927FlankAustraliaWin: 11-3 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
20 Sep 196927FlankAustraliaWin: 19-8 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinTvl
06 Dec 196927FlankScotlandLose: 3-6 Murrayfield, EdinburghTvl
20 Dec 196927FlankEnglandLose: 8-111 tryTwickenham, LondonTvl
10 Jan 197027FlankIrelandDraw: 8-81 tryAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinTvl
24 Jan 197027FlankWalesDraw: 6-6 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffTvl
25 Jul 197028FlankNew ZealandWin: 17-6 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaTvl
08 Aug 197028FlankNew ZealandLose: 8-9 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
29 Aug 197028FlankNew ZealandWin: 14-3 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethTvl
12 Sep 197028FlankNew ZealandWin: 20-17 Ellispark, JohannesburgTvl
12 Jun 197129FlankFranceWin: 22-9 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinTvl
19 Jun 197129FlankFranceDraw: 8-8 Kingspark, DurbanTvl
17 Jul 197129FlankAustraliaWin: 19-11 Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTvl
31 Jul 197129FlankAustraliaWin: 14-6 Brisbane Exhibition Ground, BrisbaneTvl
07 Aug 197129FlankAustraliaWin: 18-6 Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTvl
03 Jun 197230Flank (C)EnglandLose: 9-18 Ellispark, JohannesburgTvl

Piet Greyling : Doc Craven

Piet always has a smile on his face. During his playing days that smile proved his enjoyment of the battle and the fact that he never seemed to lose it shows how much he enjoyed his rugby.

His smile meant to me that Piet was full of confidence and that he was loving every minute of the action because he was playing well: that was patently obvious. Piet Greyling was and is destined to excel in whatever his endeavour.

A wonderful flanker, he was always first to the loose ball and when he got there he always knew what to do with it.