Piet Malan
Full names: Pieter
Date of birth: 13 Feb 1919
Place of birth: Parys
School: Potchefstroom Gimnasium
Springbok no: 284
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.84m, 85.28kg
Date of death: 5 Jul 2015 (Age 96)

Test summary: Tests: 1 Tries: 0
First Test: 17 Sep 1949 Age:30 Flank against New Zealand at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 17 Sep 1949 Age:30 Flank against New Zealand at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
17 Sep 194930FlankNew ZealandWin: 11-8 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethTvl

Piet Malan

Pieter Malan (born 13 February 1919 in Parys, South Africa), more commonly known simply as Piet, played rugby union for the then Transvaal province as well as the Springbok rugby teams. He played the position of flanker.

Malan's sole cap came at the age of 30 on 17 September 1949 against the All Blacks at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth, a game the Springboks went on to win 11-8 to take the series 4-0.

It is around this time that Malan made his famous suggestion to Danie Craven to organise a tournament for schoolboys to coincide with the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the South African Rugby Board, the implementation of which provided the groundwork for the Craven Week schools tournament.

Piet Malan was the oldest living Springbok from 2005 until his death in 2015.