Dave Stewart
Full names: David Alfred
Date of birth: 14 Jul 1935
Place of birth: Cape Town
School: Wynberg Boys High
Springbok no: 350
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.85m, 79.4kg
Current age: 83

Test summary: Tests: 11 Tries: 1
First Test: 30 Apr 1960 Age:24 Flyhalf against Scotland at Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 10 Apr 1965 Age:29 Flyhalf against Ireland at Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), Dublin
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
30 Apr 196024FlyhalfScotlandWin: 18-10 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
07 Jan 196125FlyhalfEnglandWin: 5-0 Twickenham, LondonWP
21 Jan 196125Full BackScotlandWin: 12-5 Murrayfield, EdinburghWP
18 Feb 196125FlyhalfFranceDraw: 0-0 Stade Olympique, Colombes, ParisWP
13 May 196125Outside CentreIrelandWin: 24-8 Newlands, Cape TownWP
13 Jul 196327Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 14-3 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSWD
24 Aug 196328Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 9-11 Ellispark, JohannesburgSWD
07 Sep 196328Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 22-6 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethSWD
23 May 196428Inside CentreWalesWin: 24-3 Kingspark, DurbanWP
25 Jul 196429Inside CentreFranceLose: 6-81 try, 1 penaltyP.A.M. Brink Stadium, SpringsWP
10 Apr 196529FlyhalfIrelandLose: 6-91 penaltyAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP

Sketch in Springbok glory (1961) : JBG Thomas

David Alfred Stewart was perhaps the quietest member of the party and the most British in approach. His choice was a surprise one for the Tour, but he gave extremely good service to the Team. He played at centre, outside-half and full-back, and was at outside-half in the controversial match against England. Standing 6 ft. 1 in., and long in the leg, he was essentially a dry-ground player in midfield, but he had an elusive swerve and jink, and had he been encouraged to attack at all times, even in the England Test, he must have done even better than he did. Quite obviously against England he was playing to instructions and must be absolved from much of the blame for the dull and dreary second half in this match. He gave some outstanding performances, and one of these was at Llanelly, where he ran beautifully. He played at full-back against Scotland and did quite well, and should have been played in the centre against the Barbarians, with Oxlee at outside-half, and then no player would have been out of position, since Engelbrecht could have appeared on the wing. In France, Stewart found the French back row menacing, as indeed have all British outside-halves, but Stewart was a quiet chap on and off and field and a good tourist. He came to prominence in 1959 as all outside-half and toured South America with the Junior Springboks. He played against Scotland in 1960 as an outside-half and this must be his best position, but in a good attacking side I would like to see him in the centre. A draughtsrnan by profession, Stewart is also an accomplished cricketer.