Fred Smollan
Full names: Frederick Cecil
Date of birth: 20 Aug 1908
Place of birth: Uitenhage
Schools: Muir College Grey High School
Springbok no: 241
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.8m, 90.72kg
Date of death: 2 Aug 1998 (Age 89)

Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 0
First Test: 12 Aug 1933 Age:24 Eighthman against Australia at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 2 Sep 1933 Age:25 Flank against Australia at Springbokpark, Bloemfontein
Test history:
12 Aug 193324EighthmanAustraliaWin: 12-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgTvl
26 Aug 193325FlankAustraliaWin: 11-0 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethTvl
02 Sep 193325FlankAustraliaLose: 4-15 Springbokpark, BloemfonteinTvl

Fred Smollan : Doc Craven

Fred was a player second to none: He seemed to be everywhere and yet with his build and size I don't know how he got there so quickly. I also used to marvel over the great stamina he had, combined with his speed.

Wherever there was trouble and danger brewed, you would find Fred Smollan. I must confess that I would rather have a player like Fred on my side than against me; and that is ultimately the test of any great player.