Derek van den Berg
Full names: Derek Sean
Date of birth: 1 Feb 1946
Place of birth: Cape Town
School: Rondebosch
Springbok no: 484
Debut test province: Natal
Physical: 1.88m, 107kg
Current age: 72

Test summary: Tests: 4 Tries: 0
First Test: 21 Jun 1975 Age:29 Tight-head Prop against France at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Last Test: 14 Aug 1976 Age:30 Tight-head Prop against New Zealand at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Test history:
21 Jun 197529Tight-head PropFranceWin: 38-25 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinNatal
28 Jun 197529Tight-head PropFranceWin: 33-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaNatal
24 Jul 197630Tight-head PropNew ZealandWin: 16-7 Kingspark, DurbanWP
14 Aug 197630Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 9-15 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP

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Derek Sean van den Berg was born on 2 January 1946. Derek first played for Natal in 1971 and his last game was in 1975. Derek’s highlights in the ‘black and white’ came when he captained the side in 1973.

Derek was first chosen for South Africa for the sixth Springbok tour of France in 1974. He did not play in any of the tests in the series but played in three of the other tour games. He was then chosen for the second test in the fifth French tour of South Africa in 1975. He was again chosen for the first test against the All Blacks in 1976. Derek played a total of seven matches in the ‘green and gold’, four of which were test matches.