Pieter Muller
Full names: Pieter Gysbert
Date of birth: 5 May 1969
Place of birth: Bloemfontein
School: Grey College
Springbok no: 560
Debut test province: Sharks
Physical: 1.87m, 100.7kg
Current age: 49

Test summary: Tests: 33 Tries: 3
First Test: 15 Aug 1992 Age:23 Inside Centre against New Zealand at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 4 Nov 1999 Age:30 Inside Centre against New Zealand at Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), Cardiff
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
15 Aug 199223Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 24-271 tryEllispark, JohannesburgSharks
22 Aug 199223Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 3-26 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
17 Oct 199223Inside CentreFranceWin: 20-15 Stade de Gerland, LyonSharks
24 Oct 199223Inside CentreFranceLose: 16-29 Parc des Princes, ParisSharks
14 Nov 199223Inside CentreEnglandLose: 16-33 Twickenham, LondonSharks
26 Jun 199324Inside CentreFranceDraw: 20-20 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
03 Jul 199324Inside CentreFranceLose: 17-18 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
31 Jul 199324Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 19-121 tryAussie Stadium (SFG), SydneySharks
14 Aug 199324Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 20-28 Ballymore, BrisbaneSharks
21 Aug 199324Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 12-19 Aussie Stadium (SFG), SydneySharks
06 Nov 199324Inside CentreArgentinaWin: 29-26 Ferrocarril-Oeste Stadium, Buenos AiresSharks
13 Nov 199324Inside CentreArgentinaWin: 52-23 Ferrocarril-Oeste Stadium, Buenos AiresSharks
04 Jun 199425Outside CentreEnglandLose: 15-32 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
11 Jun 199425Outside CentreEnglandWin: 27-9 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
09 Jul 199425Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 14-22 Carisbrook, DunedinSharks
19 Nov 199425Outside CentreScotlandWin: 34-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghSharks
26 Nov 199425Outside CentreWalesWin: 20-12 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffSharks
13 Jun 199829Inside CentreIrelandWin: 37-13 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinSharks
20 Jun 199829Inside CentreIrelandWin: 33-0 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
27 Jun 199829Inside CentreWalesWin: 96-13 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
04 Jul 199829Inside CentreEnglandWin: 18-0 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
18 Jul 199829Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 14-13 Subiaco Oval, PerthSharks
25 Jul 199829Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 13-3 Athletic Park, WellingtonSharks
15 Aug 199829Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 24-23 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
22 Aug 199829Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 29-15 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
12 Jun 199930Inside CentreItalyWin: 74-3 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethSharks
26 Jun 199930Outside CentreWalesLose: 19-29 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffSharks
10 Jul 199930Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 0-28 Carisbrook, DunedinSharks
17 Jul 199930Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 6-32 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneSharks
10 Oct 199930Inside CentreSpainWin: 47-31 tryMurrayfield, EdinburghSharks
24 Oct 199930Inside CentreEnglandWin: 44-21 Stade de France, ParisSharks
30 Oct 199930Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 21-27 Twickenham, LondonSharks
04 Nov 199930Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 22-18 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffSharks

Top 50 Boks: 28 – Pieter Muller : SARugby.com

Muller was a no-nonsense midfielder who made his Springbok debut alongside the legendary Danie Gerber against the All Blacks in Johannesburg on August 15, 1992. The Boks succumbed 27-24 but it was evident that the new midfield combination worked wonders as Muller scored a memorable try and Gerber went over for a brace.

Muller won 33 Tests in all, five of which he combined with Gerber. He played in 17 Tests from 1992-1994 but would only win his next cap four years later thus he missed the historic 1995 World Cup campaign. International silverware would not elude him much longer as he was the first choice No 12 of Gary Teichmann’s Tri-Nations winning squad of 1998.

Muller was selected for the 1999 World Cup squad and scored his third and final Test try in the 47-3 win over Spain in the pool stages. He played a prominent role in both the quarter-final and semi-final clashes and made his final appearance for the Boks in the third place play-off with New Zealand in Cardiff on November 4, which South Africa won 22-18.

Records/Honours:

  • SA Young Player of the Year nominee, 1991
  • Currie Cup winner with the Sharks; Tri-Nations winner, 1998