Popeye Strydom
Full names: Coenraad Frederick
Date of birth: 20 Jan 1932
Place of birth: Kareedouw
School: Grey College
Springbok no: 325
Debut test province: Orange Free State
Physical: 1.65m, 66.68kg
Date of death: 31 Mar 2001 (Age 69)

Test summary: Tests: 6 Tries: 0
First Test: 3 Sep 1955 Age:23 Scrumhalf against Britain at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Last Test: 26 Jul 1958 Age:26 Scrumhalf against France at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
03 Sep 195523ScrumhalfBritainLose: 6-9 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaOFS
26 May 195624ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 9-0 Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyOFS
02 Jun 195624ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 9-0 Brisbane Exhibition Ground, BrisbaneOFS
14 Jul 195624ScrumhalfNew ZealandLose: 6-10 Carisbrook, DunedinOFS
01 Sep 195624ScrumhalfNew ZealandLose: 5-11 Eden Park, AucklandOFS
26 Jul 195826ScrumhalfFranceDraw: 3-3 Newlands, Cape TownOFS

Obituary: Popeye Strydom

Former Springbok scumhalf Coenraad Frederik "Popeye" Strydom died on Saturday afternoon at the age of 69.

Strydom was educated at Grey College in Bloemfontein and played provincial rugby for both Free State and Eastern Province. In 1955 he played in three of the four Test matches in the drawn series against the touring British Lions.

The following year he was a member of the team that toured New Zealand and Australia and in 1958 played in one home Test against France.

Strydom was also a keen baseball player and represented both the then Orange Free State and Eastern Province.

On Monday evening Strydom suffered a stroke and later slipped into a coma. He passed away at 3.30pm on Saturday at the Olivedale Clinic in Randburg.

He is survived by his wife June, son Anton and daughter-in-law Desiree.