Danie Gerber
Full names: Daniël Mattheus
Date of birth: 14 Apr 1958
Place of birth: Port Elizabeth
School: Despatch
Springbok no: 514
Debut test province: Eastern Province
Physical: 1.85m, 88kg
Current age: 66

Test summary: Tests: 24 Tries: 19
First Test: 18 Oct 1980 Age:22 Inside Centre against South America at Wanderers Club, Montevideo
Last Test: 14 Nov 1992 Age:34 Outside Centre against England at Twickenham, London
Test history:
18 Oct 198022Inside CentreSouth AmericaWin: 22-131 tryWanderers Club, MontevideoEP
25 Oct 198022Outside CentreSouth AmericaWin: 30-161 tryPrince of Wales Country Club, SantiagoEP
08 Nov 198022Inside CentreFranceWin: 37-15 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaEP
30 May 198123Inside CentreIrelandWin: 23-152 triesNewlands, Cape TownEP
06 Jun 198123Inside CentreIrelandWin: 12-10 Kingspark, DurbanEP
15 Aug 198123Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 9-14 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchEP
29 Aug 198123Outside CentreNew ZealandWin: 24-12 Athletic Park, WellingtonEP
12 Sep 198123Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 22-25 Eden Park, AucklandEP
25 Sep 198123Inside CentreUSAWin: 38-7 Owl Creek Polo ground, Glenville, NYEP
27 Mar 198223Outside CentreSouth AmericaWin: 50-183 triesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaEP
03 Apr 198223Inside CentreSouth AmericaLose: 12-211 tryFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinEP
02 Jun 198426Inside CentreEnglandWin: 33-151 tryBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethEP
09 Jun 198426Inside CentreEnglandWin: 35-93 triesEllispark, JohannesburgEP
20 Oct 198426Inside CentreSouth AmericaWin: 32-151 try, 1 conversionLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaEP
27 Oct 198426Inside CentreSouth AmericaWin: 22-131 tryNewlands, Cape TownEP
10 May 198628Outside CentreNZ CavaliersWin: 21-15 Newlands, Cape TownEP
17 May 198628Outside CentreNZ CavaliersLose: 18-19 Kingspark, DurbanEP
24 May 198628Outside CentreNZ CavaliersWin: 33-181 tryLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaEP
31 May 198628Outside CentreNZ CavaliersWin: 24-10 Ellispark, JohannesburgEP
15 Aug 199234Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 24-272 triesEllispark, JohannesburgWP
22 Aug 199234Outside CentreAustraliaLose: 3-26 Newlands, Cape TownWP
17 Oct 199234Outside CentreFranceWin: 20-151 tryStade de Gerland, LyonWP
24 Oct 199234Outside CentreFranceLose: 16-291 tryParc des Princes, ParisWP
14 Nov 199234Outside CentreEnglandLose: 16-33 Twickenham, LondonWP

Danie Gerber : Doc Craven

He is a natural; you never have to tell him what to do, he instinctively chooses the right option.

Show him that you have confidence in him and he will turn the world upside down!

Danie possesses unusual strength, speed and agility and using those skills and at tributes he has scored tries other players would sell their soul for; one of the greatest centres ever to represent South Africa.