Pietie le Roux
Full names: Petrus Abraham
Date of birth: 22 Jan 1885
Place of birth: Wellington
Schools: Paarl Gimnasium Hugenote, Wellington
Springbok no: 103
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.8m, 87.1kg
Date of death: 11 Jul 1954 (Age 69)

Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 0
First Test: 24 Nov 1906 Age:21 Forward against Ireland at Ravenhill Grounds, Belfast
Last Test: 8 Dec 1906 Age:21 Forward against England at Crystal Palace, London
Test history:
24 Nov 190621ForwardIrelandWin: 15-12 Ravenhill Grounds, BelfastWP
01 Dec 190621ForwardWalesWin: 11-0 St. Helens, SwanseaWP
08 Dec 190621ForwardEnglandDraw: 3-3 Crystal Palace, LondonWP

P .A. le ROUX - 1906 SPRINGBOKS : EJL Plateneur

PIETER A. LE ROUX (Gardens and Western Province) was born at Paarl, Cape Colony, in 1885. He stands 5 feet 10 inches in height, and weighs 13 stone 10 pounds. He is a younger brother of the three-quarter, but is more powerfully built. He is fast and determined, works hard in the scrum, is very quick in following up, and is rarely off the ball. In handling the ball, too, he is quite good, and he is a very difficult man to stop if he receives the ball in the open when going at any speed. He learned his football at Wellington, where he played wing three-quarter for Wellington first in 1900 and 1901. He went to Victoria College in 1902, and at once gained his first team colours, playing wing to Japie Krige. His play in that position lacked finish, and although a strong runner and a very powerful young fellow he was not of the class likely to gain highest honours in that position. Two years later he joined the Gardens, and after trying his luck at three-quarter, went forward, where he found his vocation. In his second year he gained his cap as the best forward in the Gardens pack, a pack noted for its hard scrummagers. In 1906 he played such a sterling game that his place in the Western Province team was certain. In the last tournament in Johannesburg he played a great game for Western Province, and with R. Pritchard and WA Millar, he was always in the van on the attack. In the present tour he has done yeoman service, for his great weight, size, and bull-like strength have rendered him one of the best scrummers in the pack, and very dangerous in the open. He is young yet, and should have many years of good football in him, and the experience gained should stand him in excellent stead in the future.