Michael Joseph George Antelme did not play in a Test match on tour until the final game against France in Paris, but he was a better player than the tour selection committee realized. He played in four Tests against the New Zealanders and came to this country with a considerable reputation. A quiet, nonchalant personality, probably due to his French ancestry, he was well liked in the British Isles. He had visited the Home Unions before with the Sables in 1956-7, and was a hard and deceptive runner, as he showed against Llanelly, as well as a determined defender. He was another player who looked as if he was enjoying himself, and it was fitting he should be rewarded with a place in the match against France. It was always obvious that Mike never took things too seriously, and on one occasion forgot he was 'duty-boy'! But he was a real rugger man, and every touring team is better for the inclusion of a personality like him. He is the son of a noted resistance agent who was killed by the Germans during World War II, and he has made a good career for himself in South Africa as a land surveyor.