Bingo Burger
Full names: Wilhelm August George
Date of birth: 12 Aug 1883
Place of birth: Hamburg (CP)
School: Peddie High School
Springbok no: 99
Debut test province: Border
Physical: 1.8m, 88.9kg
Date of death: 8 Aug 1963 (Age 79)

Test summary: Tests: 4 Tries: 0
First Test: 17 Nov 1906 Age:23 Forward against Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow
Last Test: 27 Aug 1910 Age:27 Forward against Britain at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Test history:
17 Nov 190623ForwardScotlandLose: 0-6 Hampden Park, GlasgowBorder
24 Nov 190623ForwardIrelandWin: 15-12 Ravenhill Grounds, BelfastBorder
01 Dec 190623ForwardWalesWin: 11-0 St. Helens, SwanseaBorder
27 Aug 191027ForwardBritainLose: 3-8 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethBorder

W A BURGER - 1906 SPRINGBOKS : EJL Plateneur

WILLIAM A. BURGER (Alberts, Kingwilliamstown; and Border) was born in the district of Peddie, in 1884, and is one of the soundest and best forwards in South Africa. He is built for forward work, standing just over 5 feet 11 inches in height, and weighing over 14 stone. He is one of the youngest members of the team, but for all that has had plenty of experience. He bas learned all his football in Kingwilliamstown. For three years he played with the Pirates there, but then threw in his lot in 1903, with the Alberts, where, under the careful coaching of Billy Robertson, he developed those qualities that have made him more or less what he is to-day. In that year he played for Kingwilliamstown and District against the English team. In the following year he represented the Border in the Currie Cup Tournament, and in my opinion he was one of the five best forwards who took part in the tournament; and on that form I considered that he would be a certainty for any South African team visiting England; in fact, I considered .that both he and his elder brother would get their places. Unfortunately for South Africa the elder brother dropped out of football. In 1906 WA Burger again represented the Border in the Currie Cup, and he played a magnificent game for that centre, and was one of the best forwards playing in the tournament. Occasionally he played three-quarter, and even there he was one of their best men. In this tour he has been one of the mainstays of the forwards, one of the first men to go into the pack, always showing his best, always on the ball; although he has not been prominent he has always been doing good, solid work, and it is impossible to fully estimate his worth in the team.