Albie Bates
Full names: Albert Jacobus
Date of birth: 18 Apr 1941
Place of birth: Germiston
School: Milner
Springbok no: 438
Debut test province: Western Transvaal
Physical: 1.92m, 94.37kg
Date of death: 26 Oct 2021 (Age 80)

Test summary: Tests: 4 Tries: 0
First Test: 20 Dec 1969 Age:28 Flank against England at Twickenham, London
Last Test: 3 Jun 1972 Age:31 Eighthman against England at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
20 Dec 196928FlankEnglandLose: 8-11 Twickenham, LondonW-Tvl
25 Jul 197029EighthmanNew ZealandWin: 17-6 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaW-Tvl
08 Aug 197029EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 8-9 Newlands, Cape TownW-Tvl
03 Jun 197231EighthmanEnglandLose: 9-18 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl

Sketch in 1969 SA vs Midland Counties programme

BATES, Albert Jacobus. Loose-forward. 6ft 3in., 14st. 10lb. Born at Germiston 18/4/1941. Has played twenty-eight times for Western Transvaal between 1965 and 1969 - can also play lock or eighth man. New cap. Represented Gazelles and S.A. Country in 1969. Shift boss Rustenburg Platinum Mine. Married, two children.