Hennie le Roux
Full names: Hendrik Pieter
Date of birth: 10 Jul 1967
Place of birth: Grahamstown
School: Graeme College
Springbok no: 572
Debut test province: Lions
Physical: 1.75m, 79.8kg
Current age: 52

Test summary: Tests: 27 Tries: 4
First Test: 26 Jun 1993 Age:25 Flyhalf against France at Kingspark, Durban
Last Test: 15 Dec 1996 Age:29 Inside Centre against Wales at Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), Cardiff
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
26 Jun 199325FlyhalfFranceDraw: 20-20 Kingspark, DurbanLions
03 Jul 199325FlyhalfFranceLose: 17-18 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
04 Jun 199426FlyhalfEnglandLose: 15-32 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaLions
11 Jun 199426FlyhalfEnglandWin: 27-91 try, 3 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownLions
09 Jul 199426FlyhalfNew ZealandLose: 14-22 Carisbrook, DunedinLions
23 Jul 199427FlyhalfNew ZealandLose: 9-13 Athletic Park, WellingtonLions
06 Aug 199427FlyhalfNew ZealandDraw: 18-18 Eden Park, AucklandLions
15 Oct 199427Inside CentreArgentinaWin: 46-26 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
19 Nov 199427FlyhalfScotlandWin: 34-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghLions
26 Nov 199427FlyhalfWalesWin: 20-121 conversion, 1 penaltyMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffLions
13 Apr 199527Inside CentreSamoaWin: 60-8 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
25 May 199527Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 27-18 Newlands, Cape TownLions
30 May 199527FlyhalfRomaniaWin: 21-8 Newlands, Cape TownLions
03 Jun 199527ReserveCanadaWin: 20-0 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethLions
10 Jun 199527FlyhalfSamoaWin: 42-14 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
17 Jun 199527Inside CentreFranceWin: 19-15 Kingspark, DurbanLions
24 Jun 199527Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 15-12 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
02 Sep 199528Inside CentreWalesWin: 40-11 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
12 Nov 199528Inside CentreItalyWin: 40-211 tryOlympic Stadium, RomeLions
18 Nov 199528Inside CentreEnglandWin: 24-14 Twickenham, LondonLions
02 Jul 199628Inside CentreFijiWin: 43-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaLions
10 Aug 199629Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 18-29 Newlands, Cape TownLions
09 Nov 199629Inside CentreArgentinaWin: 46-151 tryFerrocarril-Oeste Stadium, Buenos AiresLions
16 Nov 199629Inside CentreArgentinaWin: 44-211 tryFerrocarril-Oeste Stadium, Buenos AiresLions
30 Nov 199629Inside CentreFranceWin: 22-12 Stade Municipal, BordeauxLions
07 Dec 199629Inside CentreFranceWin: 13-12 Parc des Princes, ParisLions
15 Dec 199629Inside CentreWalesWin: 37-20 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffLions

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Hennie le Roux made his Springbok bow at flyhalf in the 20-all draw with France in Durban on June 26, 1993. He played most of his early international career in the pivotal No 10 jersey before he moved to inside centre where he found his true niche. Le Roux played a total of 27 Tests, 15 at centre and 12 at flyhalf.

His largest personal tally was in the 27-9 win over England in Johannesburg in 1994 where he scored a try and kicked three penalties for a total of 14 points. By 1995, he had cemented his place at inside centre and formed a formidable midfield pairing with Transvaal teammate Japie Mulder.

Le Roux played in all six games of South Africa’s triumphant World Cup campaign and along with Mulder did a fantastic job to contain the legendary All Black centre pairing of Walter Little and Frank Bunce in the historic 15-12 win over New Zealand in the final.

He played a further seven Tests in 1996 and made his final international outing in the 37-20 win over Wales at the Millennium Stadium on December 15. Le Roux continued playing at provincial level until he hung up his boots in 2000. He showed his class once again in his penultimate season when he won the 1999 Currie Cup with the Lions and earned a nomination for SA Player of the Year.

Records/Honours:

  • SA Young Player of the Year nominee, 1991
  • Member of the World Cup winning Springbok squad, 1995
  • Currie Cup winner with the Lions, 1999
  • SA Player of the Year nominee, 1999