Born: Cape Town, South Africa, 1936
Died: George, Western Cape, South Africa, 1998
Played centre for Noordelikes (Northerns) including a game against Ireland at Newlands in Cape Town and played for Western Province from 1958-61. He won the 1957-1959 Currie Cup that was played over two seasons in a league format (with the year in-between being used for the visit of the French touring team) and missed the 1960 Springbok tour of the UK by one casting vote, having played in the Tour Trial game.
He was signed by Wakefield in June 1961 on a three year contract after the Wakefield Chairman Stuart Hadfield’s visit to South Africa. Image from the Trinity programme. The fee was £4,000 and he made his debut against York in August 1961. He was on the right wing for Wakefield Trinity in our 25-10 win over Wigan in the 1962-63 Challenge Cup Final.
His final game was on 7th March 1964 with Trinity records of 75 games and 32 tries.
With Skene and Prinsloo he played against France in 1962 as part of an RL XIII team and represented South Africa at rugby league twice against Australia in 1963 (lost 34-6 in Brisbane and 54-21 in Sydney)
After leaving Wakefield he played stand-off and loose forward later for North Sydney and Canterbury-Bankstown. He later coached North Sydney, returning to South Africa in 1971.