Dick Lockyear
Full names: Richard John
Date of birth: 26 Jun 1931
Place of birth: Kimberley
School: Kimberley Boys' High
Springbok no: 360
Debut test province: Griqualand West
Physical: 1.78m, 77.1kg
Date of death: 3 Mar 1988 (Age 56)

Test summary: Tests: 6 Tries: 0
First Test: 25 Jun 1960 Age:28 Scrumhalf against New Zealand at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 18 Feb 1961 Age:29 Scrumhalf against France at Stade Olympique, Colombes, Paris
Test history:
25 Jun 196028ScrumhalfNew ZealandWin: 13-01 conversion, 1 penaltyEllispark, JohannesburgGriquas
23 Jul 196029ScrumhalfNew ZealandLose: 3-11 Newlands, Cape TownGriquas
13 Aug 196029ScrumhalfNew ZealandDraw: 11-111 conversion, 2 penaltiesFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinGriquas
27 Aug 196029ScrumhalfNew ZealandWin: 8-31 conversion, 1 penaltyBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethGriquas
17 Dec 196029ScrumhalfIrelandWin: 8-31 conversionAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinGriquas
18 Feb 196129ScrumhalfFranceDraw: 0-0 Stade Olympique, Colombes, ParisGriquas

Sketch in Springbok glory (1961) : JBG Thomas

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.