Gideon Roos
Full names: Gideon Daniƫl
Date of birth: 20 Jul 1890
Place of birth: Stellenbosch
School: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Springbok no: 126
Debut test province: Western Province
Date of death: 8 Mar 1920 (Age 29)

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 1
First Test: 27 Aug 1910 Age:20 Forward against Britain at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 3 Sep 1910 Age:20 Forward against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
27 Aug 191020ForwardBritainLose: 3-8 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethWP
03 Sep 191020ForwardBritainWin: 21-51 tryNewlands, Cape TownWP

Gideon Roos : Doc Craven

I didn't know him, but I studied and read quite a bit about him and if Mr Markotter said he was a good player, then he was. Mr Mark rated him as one of the best ever produced by Stellenbosch University.

I read that when Gideon was buried - he died at a very young age (he was a lecturer here at Stellenbosch) - the students formed a cordon through which the coffin was taken to the graveside. That gives an indication of his popularity and the esteem in which he was held. The students came out en masse to pay their respects as he was carried to the grave.