Richard John Lockyear was the Team's senior scrum-half and vice-captain and an excellent tourist. This quiet, likeable and expierenced player was a good influence in the side and a loyal second-in. command to Malan, whom he respected. Lockyear's career had been a mixture of success and disappointment, and, although Springbok recognition came to him late in a rugby sense, it was well merited. I first saw him play with distinction for the Combined Cape Town and Stellenbosch side at Newlands against the British Lions in an exciting match. He then toured the British Isles and Europe with the same team in 1955-6 and then with the Sables in 1956-7. This was his first full tour with a Springbok side, after playing in all four Tests in the 1960 series against the All-Blacks. He was one of the best passers of the ball off the ground I have seen in recent years, and was not as slow as his action indicated. An excellent wet-weather player, and the side's most reliable place-kicker, it was unfortunate that he should have suffered a recurrence of a back injury which kept him out of many matches and at times reduced his efficiency. He may retire now from the game he has adorned so well, but he will always be remembered in the British Isles as a good rugger man in the best traditions. A sales manager at Kimberley.