Roy Dryburgh
Full names: Royden Gladstone
Date of birth: 1 Nov 1929
Place of birth: Cape Town
Schools: Sea Point, Cape Town Grey High School
Springbok no: 321
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.83m, 83.01kg
Date of death: 10 May 2000 (Age 70)

Test summary: Tests: 8 Tries: 3
First Test: 20 Aug 1955 Age:25 Full Back against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Last Test: 23 Jul 1960 Age:30 Full Back against New Zealand at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
20 Aug 195525Full BackBritainWin: 25-91 try, 2 conversionsNewlands, Cape TownWP
03 Sep 195525Full BackBritainLose: 6-92 penaltiesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
24 Sep 195525Full BackBritainWin: 22-82 conversionsCrusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethWP
02 Jun 195626Right WingAustraliaWin: 9-01 tryBrisbane Exhibition Ground, BrisbaneNatal
14 Jul 195626Full BackNew ZealandLose: 6-101 penaltyCarisbrook, DunedinNatal
01 Sep 195626Right WingNew ZealandLose: 5-111 tryEden Park, AucklandNatal
25 Jun 196030Full Back (C)New ZealandWin: 13-01 conversionEllispark, JohannesburgNatal
23 Jul 196030Full Back (C)New ZealandLose: 3-11 Newlands, Cape TownNatal

Roy Dryburgh : Doc Craven

Roy Dryburgh was in many respects a most unfortunate captain; he was dropped at a time when he didn't deserve it.

He aired his grievances about that; and no one could blame him. It is an insult to be kicked out as captain and still play in the team, and I, for one, will not be party to that kind of treatment to any player.

Morne du Plessis' father, Felix, for instance, after captaining the Springboks in the first three tests in 1949 was dropped as captain for the fourth test as well as from the team.

Dryburgh, like T. A. Samuels before him, was a very versatile player. He could play as well at fullback as he could on the wing.

During the 1956 tour of Australia and New Zealand he scored six tries against Queensland. This is still a record for a Springbok in a single match.