Like Ebbo Bastard of Natal, Tony was not selected by his home union to attend the 1937 trials, but again, like Ebbo, was invited to join the trials by the South African selectors. Both proved to be stalwarts on the 1937 tour.
Tony Harris always reminded me of the Afrikaans saying: "hy laat sy ore plat lê." When he went through a gap I could see his hair flying; he was very fast, and he would lay his ears back like a hare. When he broke, it usually led to a try, and he also had a beautifully executed grubber kick.
It took some time for him to realise his full potential but that is where the keen eyes of the selectors played their part because they had spotted his ability. I will never forget the wonderful matches we played together as a flyhalf/scrumhalf combination and the partnership we struck up on and off the field.
A wonderful team man, a quiet fellow and yet in his own way a mischievous man.
The most striking thing I remember about Tony is that wherever I or any other scrumhalf threw the ball, be it high, low, behind, or well in front of him, he had the uncanny knack of being able to take the pass - Tony had fly-paper hands.
One of our most versatile sportsmen, he was also a Springbok cricketer.