Tiny Naude
Full names: Jacobus Pieter
Date of birth: 2 Nov 1936
Place of birth: Warrenton
School: Klerksdorp
Springbok no: 394
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.94m, 108.9kg
Date of death: 28 Dec 2006 (Age 70)

Test summary: Tests: 14 Tries: 2
First Test: 7 Sep 1963 Age:26 Lock against Australia at Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 27 Jul 1968 Age:31 Lock against Britain at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
07 Sep 196326LockAustraliaWin: 22-61 try, 1 penaltyBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
19 Jun 196528LockAustraliaLose: 11-181 conversion, 1 penaltySydney Cricket Ground, SydneyWP
26 Jun 196528LockAustraliaLose: 8-121 conversionSuncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneWP
31 Jul 196528LockNew ZealandLose: 3-6 Athletic Park, WellingtonWP
04 Sep 196528LockNew ZealandWin: 19-162 conversions, 1 penaltyAMI Stadium (Lancaster Park), ChristchurchWP
18 Sep 196528LockNew ZealandLose: 3-201 penaltyEden Park, AucklandWP
15 Jul 196730LockFranceWin: 26-3 Kingspark, DurbanWP
22 Jul 196730LockFranceWin: 16-31 penaltyFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
29 Jul 196730LockFranceLose: 14-192 penaltiesEllispark, JohannesburgWP
12 Aug 196730LockFranceDraw: 6-6 Newlands, Cape TownWP
08 Jun 196831LockBritainWin: 25-201 try, 2 penaltiesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
22 Jun 196831LockBritainDraw: 6-61 penaltyBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
13 Jul 196831LockBritainWin: 11-61 penaltyNewlands, Cape TownWP
27 Jul 196831LockBritainWin: 19-6 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP

Tiny Naudé : Doc Craven

Tiny Naudé had to come to the Western Province to gain his Bok colours. I don't think they appreciated his ability up north.

He and fellow lock Piet Botha came to the Cape and Tiny soon showed why he deserved to be in the best company. A man is a true Springbok when he can win a test match and during the third test at Christchurch in 1965, Naude showed his true mettle when he put over a wet and heavy ball under the most dreadful conditions to clinch the result for his team.

I remember the ball was so slippery that there was difficulty with the throw-in at the line-outs. And yet Tiny calmly placed the ball from a devilish angle and on a surface so muddy I was surprised he could keep his footing.

I had arrived in New Zealand the previous evening at the invitation of the New Zealand Rugby Union and we were trailing by 16 points to 5 when I turned to a companion and predicted that we could still win. When Gert Brynard scored his second try I knew that I was right, and win we eventually did.

If one considers the long run of test defeats we had suffered before that test, then that win meant a great deal to our morale and to our prestige. A great deal of the credit must go to Tiny Naude, a man with nerves of steel; a versatile lock and a man who has earned his place in our rugby history.