Johan de Bruyn
Full names: Johan
Date of birth: 12 Oct 1948
Place of birth: Reivilo
School: Reivilo
Springbok no: 475
Debut test province: Orange Free State
Physical: 1.93m, 114kg
Current age: 70

Test summary: Tests: 1 Tries: 0
First Test: 13 Jul 1974 Age:25 Lock against Britain at Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 13 Jul 1974 Age:25 Lock against Britain at Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
13 Jul 197425LockBritainLose: 9-26 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethOFS

Johan de Bruyn

De Bruyn was a Free State Rugby player. He is most famous for loosing his glass eye when Lions lock Gordon Brown from Scotland landed a haymaker on him after they had a bit of a disagreement in the 1974 tour of South Africa. Apparently all 30 players dropped to their knees in a frantic search for the eye. Some bloke found it with a cry of "Eureka", gave it back to De Bruyn who promptly shoved it back into the socket and continued playing.