Piet Uys
Full names: Pieter de Waal
Date of birth: 10 Dec 1937
Place of birth: Paarl
School: Maitland High School
Springbok no: 370
Debut test province: Northern Transvaal
Physical: 1.73m, 79.4kg
Date of death: 12 Dec 2009 (Age 72)

Test summary: Tests: 12 Tries: 0
First Test: 3 Dec 1960 Age:22 Scrumhalf against Wales at Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), Cardiff
Last Test: 16 Aug 1969 Age:31 Scrumhalf against Australia at Kingspark, Durban
Test history:
03 Dec 196022ScrumhalfWalesWin: 3-0 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffN-Tvl
07 Jan 196123ScrumhalfEnglandWin: 5-0 Twickenham, LondonN-Tvl
21 Jan 196123ScrumhalfScotlandWin: 12-5 Murrayfield, EdinburghN-Tvl
13 May 196123ScrumhalfIrelandWin: 24-8 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
05 Aug 196123ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 28-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
12 Aug 196123ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 23-11 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethN-Tvl
23 Jun 196224ScrumhalfBritainDraw: 3-3 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
25 Aug 196224ScrumhalfBritainWin: 34-14 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinN-Tvl
13 Jul 196325ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 14-3 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
10 Aug 196325ScrumhalfAustraliaLose: 5-9 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
02 Aug 196931ReserveAustraliaWin: 30-11 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
16 Aug 196931ScrumhalfAustraliaWin: 16-9 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl

Obituary: Piet Uys : Peter Martin

Former Springbok scrumhalf Pieter De Waal (Piet) Uys died in the early hours of Saturday morning 12th December 2009, two days after his 72nd birthday.

Uys, who played for Pretoria Police - he was a detective in the police force - and Northern Transvaal (now the Bulls) throughout his career, gained Springbok colours on the 1960-61 tour to Great Britain and France where he played in four Tests against the four Home Countries, but missing out against France when Dick Lockyear played.

He had an excellent service and could break well both sides of the scrum.

He was badly injured in a motor accident travelling with the Northern Transvaal team to a game in the then Rhodesia and the injuries at one stage threatened to end his career.

He played more or less regularly for the Springboks up until 1963 and he was only on the losing side once in his 12 Tests - the Newlands Test against Australia in 1963.

He later took a back seat to Dawie de Villiers but made a return to international rugby on the 1968 tour to France where he was understudy to the younger De Villiers, who had meantime taken over as South Africa's captain.

In 1969 he played his last two Tests against the touring Wallabies when De Villiers was injured, but the younger Dirkie de Vos was preferred to him on the 1969-70 tour which followed.

- Peter Martin