Fanie Kuhn
Full names: Stefanus Petrus
Date of birth: 12 Jun 1935
Place of birth: Krugersdorp
School: Jan de Klerk
Springbok no: 364
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.78m, 99.8kg
Date of death: 21 Jan 2014 (Age 78)

Test summary: Tests: 19 Tries: 0
First Test: 13 Aug 1960 Age:25 Loose-head Prop against New Zealand at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Last Test: 17 Apr 1965 Age:29 Loose-head Prop against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Test history:
13 Aug 196025Loose-head PropNew ZealandDraw: 11-11 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinTvl
27 Aug 196025Loose-head PropNew ZealandWin: 8-3 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethTvl
03 Dec 196025Loose-head PropWalesWin: 3-0 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffTvl
17 Dec 196025Loose-head PropIrelandWin: 8-3 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinTvl
07 Jan 196125Loose-head PropEnglandWin: 5-0 Twickenham, LondonTvl
21 Jan 196125Loose-head PropScotlandWin: 12-5 Murrayfield, EdinburghTvl
18 Feb 196125Loose-head PropFranceDraw: 0-0 Stade Olympique, Colombes, ParisTvl
13 May 196125Loose-head PropIrelandWin: 24-8 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
05 Aug 196126Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 28-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgTvl
12 Aug 196126Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 23-11 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethTvl
23 Jun 196227Loose-head PropBritainDraw: 3-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgTvl
21 Jul 196227Loose-head PropBritainWin: 3-0 Kingspark, DurbanTvl
04 Aug 196227Loose-head PropBritainWin: 8-3 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
25 Aug 196227Loose-head PropBritainWin: 34-14 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinTvl
13 Jul 196328Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 14-3 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaTvl
10 Aug 196328Loose-head PropAustraliaLose: 5-9 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
24 Aug 196328Loose-head PropAustraliaLose: 9-11 Ellispark, JohannesburgTvl
10 Apr 196529Loose-head PropIrelandLose: 6-9 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinTvl
17 Apr 196529Loose-head PropScotlandLose: 5-8 Murrayfield, EdinburghTvl

Fanie Kuhn : Doc Craven

As a prop Fanie's lack of height was probably his greatest asset, because the shorter the limbs of a player, the less the margin for error. Just look at Michael Chang, who won the French Open Tennis Championship in 1989.

Fanie was a prop who could hold his own against exceptional opponents. He, Abie Malan, and Piet du Toit formed a front row second to none in our rugby history.

Over and above that he was able to cover the field at an exceptional pace and was always a great asset to South African rugby.