Ebbo Bastard
Full names: William Eberhardt
Date of birth: 20 Feb 1912
Place of birth: Kokstad
School: Hilton College
Springbok no: 252
Debut test province: Natal
Physical: 1.78m, 88.91kg
Date of death: 14 Feb 1949 (Age 36)

Test summary: Tests: 6 Tries: 2
First Test: 26 Jun 1937 Age:25 Flank against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Last Test: 10 Sep 1938 Age:26 Flank against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
26 Jun 193725FlankAustraliaWin: 9-51 trySydney Cricket Ground, SydneyNatal
14 Aug 193725FlankNew ZealandLose: 7-13 Athletic Park, WellingtonNatal
04 Sep 193725FlankNew ZealandWin: 13-61 tryAMI Stadium (Lancaster Park), ChristchurchNatal
25 Sep 193725FlankNew ZealandWin: 17-6 Eden Park, AucklandNatal
06 Aug 193826FlankBritainWin: 26-12 Ellispark, JohannesburgNatal
10 Sep 193826FlankBritainLose: 16-21 Newlands, Cape TownNatal

Ebbo Bastard : Doc Craven

I remember Ebbo with a profound sadness, because here was a man who was really a man in the true sense of the word. Like Mauritz van der Berg, Ebbo Bastard would go with you through hell or high water.

He was a man of his word who would never let his team down. If you told Ebbo something he would reply "I'll be there" and you could count on that. His tragic death came as a great shock to all who knew him.