Lofty Fourie
Full names: Willem Loftie
Date of birth: 23 Jul 1936
Place of birth: Oudtshoorn
School: Oudtshoorn
Springbok no: 339
Debut test province: South West Africa
Physical: 1.82m, 92.99kg
Date of death: 23 Jul 2001 (Age 65)

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 1
First Test: 26 Jul 1958 Age:22 Left Wing against France at Newlands, Cape Town
Last Test: 16 Aug 1958 Age:22 Left Wing against France at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
26 Jul 195822Left WingFranceDraw: 3-3 Newlands, Cape TownSWA
16 Aug 195822Left WingFranceLose: 5-91 tryEllispark, JohannesburgSWA

Lofty Fourie : Peter Martin

Lofty Fourie was only the second South West African (now Namibian) - after Sias Swart in 1955 - to be capped by South Africa when he was selected for the first Test against France at Newlands in 1958.

A pacy wing, he escaped the wrath of the national selectors after the match was drawn 3-3, but after the second Test at Ellis Park, his services were dispensed with.

At that time there were a host of young up-and-coming wings, including Jannie Engelbrecht, Hennie van Zyl, Robert Twigge and Mike Antelme to name a few, and they were all chosen during the 1960 season.

Ironically he was the only try-scorer for South Africa in his second and last Test.

- Peter Martin