Wynand Mans
Full names: Wynand Jacobus
Date of birth: 21 Feb 1942
Place of birth: Fraserburg
School: Paarl Gimnasium
Springbok no: 398
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.82m, 85.3kg
Current age: 76

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 1
First Test: 10 Apr 1965 Age:23 Inside Centre against Ireland at Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), Dublin
Last Test: 17 Apr 1965 Age:23 Inside Centre against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
10 Apr 196523Inside CentreIrelandLose: 6-91 tryAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP
17 Apr 196523Inside CentreScotlandLose: 5-81 conversionMurrayfield, EdinburghWP

Wynand Mans : Terry McLean

A very likeable young man with soft eyes and a bright smile. He was an extremely popular member of the team.

He strained the ligaments of his right shoulder against Auckland and a hamstring against Hawke's Bay; the one affected his tour and the other finished it. He was chosen as either a wing or a centre, but in the latter position was risked only a few times, for he had the fatal failing of always wanting to beat another man during an attacking run.

As a wing, he sometimes looked extremely dangerous but appearances were somewhat deceptive, for his swerve was not especially elusive and his running though swift, was not exceptional.

He was the leading try scorer in the team, his goal kicking at times being extremely sound, and he was much indebted to Don Clarke for a lesson or two. As it happened he suffered, as Clarke did at the end of his career, from the tortures of lack of confidence and toward the end of the tour in New Zealand lost his rhythm and accuracy.