Boetie McHardy
Full names: Evelyn Edgar
Date of birth: 11 Jun 1890
Place of birth: Bloemfontein
School: Grey College
Springbok no: 134
Debut test province: Orange Free State
Physical: 1.89m, 81.65kg
Date of death: 13 Dec 1959 (Age 69)

Test summary: Tests: 5 Tries: 6
First Test: 23 Nov 1912 Age:22 Left Wing against Scotland at Inverleith, Edinburgh
Last Test: 11 Jan 1913 Age:22 Left Wing against France at Le Bouscat, Bordeaux
Test history:
23 Nov 191222Left WingScotlandWin: 16-01 tryInverleith, EdinburghOFS
30 Nov 191222Left WingIrelandWin: 38-03 triesAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinOFS
14 Dec 191222Left WingWalesWin: 3-0 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffOFS
04 Jan 191322Left WingEnglandWin: 9-3 Twickenham, LondonOFS
11 Jan 191322Left WingFranceWin: 38-52 triesLe Bouscat, BordeauxOFS

Boet McHardy : Doc Craven

He came from Free State, and scored three consecutive tries against Ireland on the 1912/13 tour of the British Isles.

I met him once or twice. A quiet fellow, reserved and one who always kept himself to himself - a private person. Although I never saw him play, I was told by his contemporaries that he was one of the fastest and most deceptive runners the game has produced.

And that is why, coming from what was the then relatively unknown Free State rugby nurseries, he became such a famous Springbok.