Hansie Oelofse
Full names: Johannes Stephanus Albertus
Date of birth: 16 Dec 1926
Place of birth: Johannesburg
School: Parktown, Johannesburg
Springbok no: 295
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.71m, 72.58kg
Date of death: 31 May 1978 (Age 51)

Test summary: Tests: 4 Tries: 2
First Test: 22 Aug 1953 Age:26 Scrumhalf against Australia at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 26 Sep 1953 Age:26 Scrumhalf against Australia at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Test history:
22 Aug 195326ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 25-31 tryEllispark, JohannesburgTvl
05 Sep 195326ScrumhalfAustraliaLose: 14-18 Newlands, Cape TownTvl
19 Sep 195326ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 18-8 Kingsmead, DurbanTvl
26 Sep 195326ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 22-91 tryCrusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethTvl

Hansie Oelofse : Doc Craven

Hansie could never quite produce what he was actually capable of, mainly because of a chronic leg injury. He was strong and so firm on his feet-it took more than one loose forward to topple him, and he was very agile to boot.

Hansie's was a tragic case because here we had a gem of a player who couldn't play to his full potential because of that leg of his.

A charming fellow, a team man through and through and one you could rely upon through thick and thin.