Scraps Wessels
Full names: Johannes Jacobus
Date of birth: 13 Sep 1874
Place of birth: Boshof
School: SACS
Springbok no: 35
Debut test province: Western Province
Date of death: 6 Apr 1929 (Age 54)

Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 0
First Test: 30 Jul 1896 Age:21 Forward against Britain at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 29 Aug 1896 Age:21 Forward against Britain at Kimberley Athletic Club Ground, Kimberley
Test history:
30 Jul 189621ForwardBritainLose: 0-8 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethWP
22 Aug 189621ForwardBritainLose: 8-17 Wanderers, JohannesburgWP
29 Aug 189621ForwardBritainLose: 3-9 Kimberley Athletic Club Ground, KimberleyWP

J. J. Wessels : Sport and Pastime in the Transvaal

J. J. Wessels. - Rugby footballer. The finest forward in South Africa in his day, and one of the best ever known in South Africa. Represented Western Province in Currie Cup football in 1897 and 98. Played for Transvaal against the third British team in 1903. Played for Pirates from 1903.