Ponie van der Westhuizen
Full names: Johannes Hermanus
Date of birth: 4 Nov 1909
Place of birth: Darling
School: Swartland
Springbok no: 213
Debut test province: Western Province
Date of death: 5 Mar 1995 (Age 85)

Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 0
First Test: 19 Dec 1931 Age:22 Right Wing against Ireland at Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), Dublin
Last Test: 16 Jan 1932 Age:22 Outside Centre against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Test history:
19 Dec 193122Right WingIrelandWin: 8-3 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP
02 Jan 193222Right WingEnglandWin: 7-0 Twickenham, LondonWP
16 Jan 193222Outside CentreScotlandWin: 6-3 Murrayfield, EdinburghWP

J.H. VAN DER WESTHUIZEN : 1931 United Tobacco Cigarette Card

A product of Stellenbosch University, van der Westhuizen is another utility member of the team. Though not brilliant, he is a very effective wing, and at full-back very sound. He has been the mainstay of the Stellenbosch team during the 1931 season both in attack and defence.

Van der Westhuizen is fast and has a useful side-step. As a full-back his touch-kicking is very sound. On the wing he does not have to wait for the ball to come to him, but is capable of fending for himself. 21 years of age, J.H. van der Westhuizen has many years of Rugby ahead of him.