Hansie Brewis
Full names: Johannes Daniƫl
Date of birth: 15 Jun 1920
Place of birth: Oudtshoorn
Schools: Oudtshoorn CJ Langenhoven
Springbok no: 268
Debut test province: Northern Transvaal
Physical: 1.8m, 70.31kg
Date of death: 9 Sep 2007 (Age 87)

Test summary: Tests: 10 Tries: 1
First Test: 16 Jul 1949 Age:29 Flyhalf against New Zealand at Newlands, Cape Town
Last Test: 22 Aug 1953 Age:33 Flyhalf against Australia at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
16 Jul 194929FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 15-11 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
13 Aug 194929FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 12-61 try, 1 dropgoalEllispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
03 Sep 194929FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 9-3 Kingsmead, DurbanN-Tvl
17 Sep 194929FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 11-81 dropgoalCrusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethN-Tvl
24 Nov 195131FlyhalfScotlandWin: 44-01 dropgoalMurrayfield, EdinburghN-Tvl
08 Dec 195131FlyhalfIrelandWin: 17-51 dropgoalAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinN-Tvl
22 Dec 195131FlyhalfWalesWin: 6-31 penaltyMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffN-Tvl
05 Jan 195231FlyhalfEnglandWin: 8-3 Twickenham, LondonN-Tvl
16 Feb 195231FlyhalfFranceWin: 25-3 Stade Olympique, Colombes, ParisN-Tvl
22 Aug 195333FlyhalfAustraliaWin: 25-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl

Hansie Brewis : Doc Craven

It always amazed me that someone with such a slender, almost fragile build, could perform such huge tasks on the field of play. From the first time I saw him his kicking and exceptional quickness off the mark impressed me enormously.

After he was chosen for the 1949 Springboks I got to know Hansie really well. There was a wonderful warmth - I have no other words to describe it - between him and me from then on and I have come to regard Hansie as a son. He was so brilliant but above all he had the wonderful ability to learn, to put into practice, anything he was told and decided was worthwhile.