Mervyn Ellis
Full names: Mervyn Centlivres
Date of birth: 16 Oct 1892
Place of birth: Kokstad
Schools: Rondebosch Marist Brothers Linmeyer
Springbok no: 165
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.8m, 86.2kg
Date of death: 24 Mar 1959 (Age 66)

Test summary: Tests: 6 Tries: 0
First Test: 27 Aug 1921 Age:28 Flank against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland
Last Test: 20 Sep 1924 Age:31 Flank against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
27 Aug 192128FlankNew ZealandWin: 9-5 Eden Park, AucklandTvl
17 Sep 192128FlankNew ZealandDraw: 0-0 Athletic Park, WellingtonTvl
16 Aug 192431FlankBritainWin: 7-3 Kingsmead, DurbanTvl
23 Aug 192431FlankBritainWin: 17-0 Wanderers (Old Wanderers), JohannesburgTvl
13 Sep 192431FlankBritainDraw: 3-3 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethTvl
20 Sep 192431FlankBritainWin: 16-9 Newlands, Cape TownTvl

Mervyn Ellis : Doc Craven

I'm not sure whether I ever met this famous Transvaler, but I heard such a lot about him from Mr Markotter that I have always admired him.

Mr Markotter said he was the perfect forward, a man who played during the time when the specialisation among forwards was only starting to take shape. Mervyn Ellis was one of the great players who could play in any position among the forwards: brilliant even on a bad day!