Fonnie du Toit
Full names: Pieter Alfonso
Date of birth: 13 Mar 1920
Place of birth: Vryburg
School: Vryburg
Springbok no: 279
Debut test province: Northern Transvaal
Physical: 1.74m, 77.11kg
Date of death: 21 Jul 2001 (Age 81)

Test summary: Tests: 8 Tries: 2
First Test: 13 Aug 1949 Age:29 Scrumhalf against New Zealand at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 16 Feb 1952 Age:31 Scrumhalf against France at Stade Olympique, Colombes, Paris
Test history:
13 Aug 194929ScrumhalfNew ZealandWin: 12-6 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
03 Sep 194929ScrumhalfNew ZealandWin: 9-3 Kingsmead, DurbanN-Tvl
17 Sep 194929ScrumhalfNew ZealandWin: 11-81 tryCrusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethN-Tvl
24 Nov 195131ScrumhalfScotlandWin: 44-0 Murrayfield, EdinburghN-Tvl
08 Dec 195131ScrumhalfIrelandWin: 17-5 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinN-Tvl
22 Dec 195131ScrumhalfWalesWin: 6-3 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffN-Tvl
05 Jan 195231ScrumhalfEnglandWin: 8-31 tryTwickenham, LondonN-Tvl
16 Feb 195231ScrumhalfFranceWin: 25-3 Stade Olympique, Colombes, ParisN-Tvl

Fonnie du Toit : Doc Craven

Garrison were playing against Harlequins in Pretoria just after I returned from Germany, and due to the war we were very much a hotch-potch lot.

There was this little scrumhalf opposing me and I noticed he passed with pin-point accuracy and never gave his stand-off half a suicide pass. War having broken out - I was due to serve in the war - I said after the match that I had played my last game, but that I had seen a man who could take my place as scrumhalf in the Springbok side.

That man was Fonnie du Toit, and he certainly performed at scrumhalf with distinction for his country. His partnership with Hansie Brewis has become part of rugby legend.