Louis Schmidt
Full names: Louis Ulrich
Date of birth: 6 Feb 1936
Place of birth: Middelburg - Cape
School: Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool
Springbok no: 346
Debut test province: Northern Transvaal
Physical: 1.8m, 94.8kg
Date of death: 23 Jan 1999 (Age 62)

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 0
First Test: 16 Aug 1958 Age:22 Flank against France at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 21 Jul 1962 Age:26 Flank against Britain at Kingspark, Durban
Test history:
16 Aug 195822FlankFranceLose: 5-9 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
21 Jul 196226FlankBritainWin: 3-0 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl

‘How long, Mr Ref?’ : Wim van der Berg

Legendary Northern Transvaal captain and Springbok flank Louis Schmidt was playing in the tough Carlton Cup League for Oostelikes when a punch from an Iscor player broke his nose. With no substitutes allowed, Schmidt wasted no time in returning to the field, although his team was well ahead and his presence not really needed.

As he took to the field he asked: ‘How much longer, Mr Ref?’ ‘Three minutes,’ answered the experienced provincial referee Mike Odendaal – and, sensing that trouble was just a whisker away, almost immediately blew the whistle for the game’s end!

‘Ag no, Mr Ref, you can’t do that!’ complained Schmidt. However, according to legend, Schmidt got his own back in the return match!