Piet Visagie
Full names: Petrus Jacobus
Date of birth: 16 Apr 1943
Place of birth: Kimberley
School: Reivilo
Springbok no: 419
Debut test province: Griqualand West
Physical: 1.71m, 73.47kg
Date of death: 22 Dec 2022 (Age 79)

Test summary: Tests: 25 Tries: 6
First Test: 15 Jul 1967 Age:24 Flyhalf against France at Kingspark, Durban
Last Test: 7 Aug 1971 Age:28 Flyhalf against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Test history:
15 Jul 196724FlyhalfFranceWin: 26-3 Kingspark, DurbanGriquas
22 Jul 196724FlyhalfFranceWin: 16-3 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinGriquas
29 Jul 196724FlyhalfFranceLose: 14-191 conversionEllispark, JohannesburgGriquas
12 Aug 196724FlyhalfFranceDraw: 6-61 dropgoalNewlands, Cape TownGriquas
08 Jun 196825FlyhalfBritainWin: 25-202 conversions, 2 penaltiesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaGriquas
22 Jun 196825FlyhalfBritainDraw: 6-61 penaltyBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethGriquas
13 Jul 196825FlyhalfBritainWin: 11-61 conversion, 1 penaltyNewlands, Cape TownGriquas
27 Jul 196825FlyhalfBritainWin: 19-62 conversionsEllispark, JohannesburgGriquas
09 Nov 196825FlyhalfFranceWin: 12-94 penaltiesStade Municipal, BordeauxGriquas
16 Nov 196825FlyhalfFranceWin: 16-112 conversions, 1 penaltyStade Olympique, Colombes, ParisGriquas
02 Aug 196926FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 30-113 conversions, 3 penaltiesEllispark, JohannesburgGriquas
16 Aug 196926FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 16-91 try, 2 conversions, 1 penaltyKingspark, DurbanGriquas
06 Sep 196926FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 11-31 try, 1 conversion, 1 penaltyNewlands, Cape TownGriquas
20 Sep 196926FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 19-82 conversions, 2 penaltiesFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinGriquas
06 Dec 196926FlyhalfScotlandLose: 3-61 penaltyMurrayfield, EdinburghGriquas
20 Dec 196926FlyhalfEnglandLose: 8-111 conversion, 1 penaltyTwickenham, LondonGriquas
25 Jul 197027FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 17-61 dropgoalLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaGriquas
08 Aug 197027FlyhalfNew ZealandLose: 8-9 Newlands, Cape TownGriquas
29 Aug 197027FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 14-3 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethGriquas
12 Sep 197027FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 20-171 tryEllispark, JohannesburgGriquas
12 Jun 197128FlyhalfFranceWin: 22-91 dropgoalFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinGriquas
19 Jun 197128FlyhalfFranceDraw: 8-81 dropgoalKingspark, DurbanGriquas
17 Jul 197128FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 19-111 dropgoalSydney Cricket Ground, SydneyGriquas
31 Jul 197128FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 14-62 triesBrisbane Exhibition Ground, BrisbaneGriquas
07 Aug 197128FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 18-61 try, 3 conversions, 1 penaltySydney Cricket Ground, SydneyGriquas

Piet Visagie : Doc Craven

Piet was a country boy who had to work hard to reach the top. But he was a bit luckier than most players from rural areas. His father-in-law, Jumbo Harris, mining manager, was a loyal club member of Ammosal and he really built up the club and its players.

He had a great deal to do with Piet's success as he taught him to train and practice methodically. Once Piet had perfected his kicking he concentrated on his running and ability to break the line, and one can see how well he succeeded in that respect, and how often he broke the line in his later tests.

He reminded me of Tony Harris in many ways - a player who seldom broke but when he did, it usually led to a try. Piet Visagie played a great role in our rugby history.