Tony Harris
Full names: Terence Anthony
Date of birth: 27 Aug 1916
Place of birth: Kimberley
School: CBC, Kimberley
Springbok no: 251
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.71m, 74.84kg
Date of death: 7 Mar 1993 (Age 76)

Test summary: Tests: 5 Tries: 1
First Test: 4 Sep 1937 Age:21 Flyhalf against New Zealand at AMI Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch
Last Test: 10 Sep 1938 Age:22 Flyhalf against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
04 Sep 193721FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 13-6 AMI Stadium (Lancaster Park), ChristchurchTvl
25 Sep 193721FlyhalfNew ZealandWin: 17-6 Eden Park, AucklandTvl
06 Aug 193821FlyhalfBritainWin: 26-121 tryEllispark, JohannesburgTvl
03 Sep 193822FlyhalfBritainWin: 19-3 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethTvl
10 Sep 193822FlyhalfBritainLose: 16-21 Newlands, Cape TownTvl

Tony Harris : Doc Craven

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.