Bertie van Renen
Full names: William Adrian
Date of birth: 29 Aug 1880
Place of birth: Cape Town
School: Diocesan College (Bishops)
Springbok no: 65
Debut test province: Western Province
Date of death: 17 Feb 1942 (Age 61)

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 0
First Test: 29 Aug 1903 Age:22 Outside Centre against Britain at Wanderers, Johannesburg
Last Test: 12 Sep 1903 Age:23 Full Back against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
29 Aug 190322Outside CentreBritainDraw: 10-10 Wanderers, JohannesburgWP
12 Sep 190323Full BackBritainWin: 8-0 Newlands, Cape TownWP

Willie van Renen : Doc Craven

As is the case with his brother Charlie, not too much is known about Willie.

I met him once or twice on the old members' stand at Newlands and from speaking to him it was apparent that he and Charlie were cast from the same mould.

The Van Renens were a very famous Cape family, respectable, solid and decent.

Willie and Charlie epitomised all that is good in people - it was quite obvious that they were raised as gentlemanly sportsmen.