Wang Wyness
Full names: Melville Richard Kenneth
Date of birth: 23 Jan 1937
Place of birth: Colesberg
School: Sea Point, Cape Town
Springbok no: 381
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.78m, 72.58kg
Date of death: 6 Nov 2011 (Age 74)

Test summary: Tests: 5 Tries: 1
First Test: 23 Jun 1962 Age:25 Inside Centre against Britain at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 10 Aug 1963 Age:26 Inside Centre against Australia at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
23 Jun 196225Inside CentreBritainDraw: 3-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
21 Jul 196225Inside CentreBritainWin: 3-0 Kingspark, DurbanWP
04 Aug 196225Inside CentreBritainWin: 8-3 Newlands, Cape TownWP
25 Aug 196225Inside CentreBritainWin: 34-141 tryFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
10 Aug 196326Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 5-9 Newlands, Cape TownWP

Wang Wyness : Hamilton SP RFC History

Full name: Melville Richard Kenneth Wyness

Born: Colesberg, 23 January 1937

Club: Hamiltons

Province: Western Province

International career: 1962-63: 5 tests

As the son of Bert Wyness, it was unthinkable that Wang Wyness would have played for any other club.

He was a surprise choice at centre for the Springboks against the Lions in 1962, but had an excellent series, making the big tackle on Mike Weston, which set up a try for Keith Oxlee resulting in making the series safe for the Springboks.

His nickname? He inherited it at Marist Brothers’ College in Rondebosch from his brother Keith who became a Springbok angler. A retired builder Wang now lives at Onrus.