Paddy Carolin
Full names: Harold William
Date of birth: 10 Apr 1881
Place of birth: Alicedale
School: Diocesan College (Bishops)
Springbok no: 83
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.78m, 74.4kg
Date of death: 15 Mar 1967 (Age 85)

Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 0
First Test: 12 Sep 1903 Age:22 Inside Centre against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Last Test: 24 Nov 1906 Age:25 Inside Centre against Ireland at Ravenhill Grounds, Belfast
Test history:
12 Sep 190322Inside CentreBritainWin: 8-0 Newlands, Cape TownWP
17 Nov 190625Halfback (C)ScotlandLose: 0-6 Hampden Park, GlasgowWP
24 Nov 190625Inside CentreIrelandWin: 15-12 Ravenhill Grounds, BelfastWP

Paddy Carolin : Doc Craven

Paddy Carolin played for Villagers. The remarkable aspect of his career was that even when he moved to Moorreesburg he could still influence people.

I remember when I was a student in 1931; whenever there was a problem Carolin was the one to be consulted.

Also a thinker, Paddy was wonderfully receptive to new ideas, worked hard on the correct application of those ideas, and it was fortunate indeed that he was on the selection panel of the 1906/07 tour to the United Kingdom.

That side and many others for many years after, learned a great deal from this outstanding player, captain, and powerful personality.