Tom van Vuuren
Full names: Thomas Frederick Jansen
Date of birth: 9 Jul 1889
Place of birth: Adelaide
School: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Springbok no: 141
Debut test province: Eastern Province
Date of death: 7 Jul 1942 (Age 52)

Test summary: Tests: 5 Tries: 0
First Test: 23 Nov 1912 Age:23 Forward against Scotland at Inverleith, Edinburgh
Last Test: 11 Jan 1913 Age:23 Forward against France at Le Bouscat, Bordeaux
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
23 Nov 191223ForwardScotlandWin: 16-0 Inverleith, EdinburghEP
30 Nov 191223ForwardIrelandWin: 38-0 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinEP
14 Dec 191223ForwardWalesWin: 3-0 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffEP
04 Jan 191323ForwardEnglandWin: 9-3 Twickenham, LondonEP
11 Jan 191323ForwardFranceWin: 38-5 Le Bouscat, BordeauxEP

Tom van Vuuren : Hamilton SP RFC History

Full name: Thomas Frederik Janse van Vuuren

Born: Glen Lynden Farm, Adelaide on 9 July 1889

Deceased: Glen Craig Farm, Albany District on 7 July 1947

Clubs: Stellenbosch, Hamiltons, Albany, Somerset East

Province: Eastern Province

International career: 1912-13: 5 tests

Tom van Vuuren was the biggest rugby player of his day, standing 6 ft 4½ ins. He was also the heaviest member of the 1912-13 Springboks, weighing 208 lbs. He played in all five tests on the tour. He was first a teacher and then a farmer in the Albany District and was the president of Albany RFC in Grahamstown.