Percy Montgomery
Full names: Percival Colin
Date of birth: 15 Mar 1974
Place of birth: Walvis Bay, Namibia
School: SACS
Springbok no: 651
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.82m, 84.8kg
Current age: 44

Test summary: Tests: 102 Tries: 25
First Test: 28 Jun 1997 Age:23 Outside Centre against Britain at Kingspark, Durban
Last Test: 30 Aug 2008 Age:34 Reserve against Australia at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
28 Jun 199723Outside CentreBritainLose: 15-181 tryKingspark, DurbanWP
05 Jul 199723Outside CentreBritainWin: 35-161 tryEllispark, JohannesburgWP
19 Jul 199723Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 32-35 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
02 Aug 199723Outside CentreAustraliaLose: 20-32 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneWP
09 Aug 199723Outside CentreNew ZealandLose: 35-551 tryEden Park, AucklandWP
23 Aug 199723Outside CentreAustraliaWin: 61-222 triesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
15 Nov 199723Full BackFranceWin: 36-321 tryStade de Gerland, LyonWP
22 Nov 199723Full BackFranceWin: 52-10 Parc des Princes, ParisWP
29 Nov 199723Full BackEnglandWin: 29-111 conversionTwickenham, LondonWP
06 Dec 199723Full BackScotlandWin: 68-102 tries, 8 conversionsMurrayfield, EdinburghWP
13 Jun 199824Full BackIrelandWin: 37-13 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
20 Jun 199824Full BackIrelandWin: 33-04 conversionsLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
27 Jun 199824Full BackWalesWin: 96-132 tries, 9 conversions, 1 penaltyLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
04 Jul 199824Full BackEnglandWin: 18-01 conversion, 2 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownWP
18 Jul 199824Full BackAustraliaWin: 14-133 penaltiesSubiaco Oval, PerthWP
25 Jul 199824Full BackNew ZealandWin: 13-31 conversion, 2 penaltiesAthletic Park, WellingtonWP
15 Aug 199824Full BackNew ZealandWin: 24-232 conversionsKingspark, DurbanWP
22 Aug 199824Full BackAustraliaWin: 29-152 conversions, 5 penaltiesEllispark, JohannesburgWP
14 Nov 199824Full BackWalesWin: 28-20 Wembley, LondonWP
21 Nov 199824Full BackScotlandWin: 35-102 conversions, 2 penaltiesMurrayfield, EdinburghWP
28 Nov 199824Full BackIrelandWin: 27-133 conversions, 2 penaltiesAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP
05 Dec 199824Full BackEnglandLose: 7-131 conversionTwickenham, LondonWP
12 Jun 199925Full BackItalyWin: 74-31 tryBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
19 Jun 199925Full BackItalyWin: 101-01 tryKingspark, DurbanWP
26 Jun 199925Full BackWalesLose: 19-291 tryMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
10 Jul 199925Full BackNew ZealandLose: 0-28 Carisbrook, DunedinWP
17 Jul 199925Full BackAustraliaLose: 6-32 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneWP
07 Aug 199925Full BackNew ZealandLose: 18-34 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
14 Aug 199925Full BackAustraliaWin: 10-9 Newlands, Cape TownWP
03 Oct 199925Full BackScotlandWin: 46-29 Murrayfield, EdinburghWP
15 Oct 199925Full BackUruguayWin: 39-3 Hampden Park, GlasgowWP
24 Oct 199925Full BackEnglandWin: 44-21 Stade de France, ParisWP
30 Oct 199925Full BackAustraliaLose: 21-27 Twickenham, LondonWP
04 Nov 199925Full BackNew ZealandWin: 22-182 dropgoalsMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
10 Jun 200026Full BackCanadaWin: 51-181 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonWP
17 Jun 200026Full BackEnglandWin: 18-13 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
24 Jun 200026Full BackEnglandLose: 22-271 conversion, 1 penaltyFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
08 Jul 200026Full BackAustraliaLose: 23-44 Colonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), MelbourneWP
22 Jul 200026Full BackNew ZealandLose: 12-251 dropgoalAMI Stadium (Lancaster Park), ChristchurchWP
29 Jul 200026ReserveAustraliaLose: 6-26 Stadium Australia (Telstra), SydneyWP
12 Nov 200026FlyhalfArgentinaWin: 37-333 conversionsRiver Plate, Buenos AiresWP
19 Nov 200026FlyhalfIrelandWin: 28-181 conversion, 2 penaltiesAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP
26 Nov 200026FlyhalfWalesWin: 23-13 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
02 Dec 200026Full BackEnglandLose: 17-25 Twickenham, LondonWP
16 Jun 200127Full BackFranceLose: 23-326 penaltiesEllispark, JohannesburgWP
23 Jun 200127ReserveFranceWin: 20-15 Kingspark, DurbanWP
30 Jun 200127FlyhalfItalyWin: 60-141 try, 3 conversions, 4 penaltiesBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
21 Jul 200127Full BackNew ZealandLose: 3-121 penaltyNewlands, Cape TownWP
10 Nov 200127ReserveFranceLose: 10-20 Stade de France, ParisWP
17 Nov 200127ReserveItalyWin: 54-26 Luigi Ferraris Stadium, GenoaWP
19 Jun 200430Full BackIrelandWin: 26-172 conversions, 4 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownNewport
26 Jun 200430Full BackWalesWin: 53-186 conversions, 2 penaltiesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaNewport
17 Jul 200430Full BackPacific IslandsWin: 38-243 conversions, 4 penaltiesCentral Coast Stadium, GosfordNewport
24 Jul 200430Full BackNew ZealandLose: 21-233 conversionsAMI Stadium (Lancaster Park), ChristchurchNewport
31 Jul 200430Full BackAustraliaLose: 26-301 conversion, 3 penaltiesSubiaco Oval, PerthNewport
14 Aug 200430Full BackNew ZealandWin: 40-263 conversions, 3 penaltiesEllispark, JohannesburgNewport
21 Aug 200430Full BackAustraliaWin: 23-192 conversions, 3 penaltiesKingspark, DurbanNewport
06 Nov 200430Full BackWalesWin: 38-361 try, 3 conversions, 4 penaltiesMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffNewport
13 Nov 200430Full BackIrelandLose: 12-174 penaltiesAviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinNewport
20 Nov 200430Full BackEnglandLose: 16-321 conversion, 3 penaltiesTwickenham, LondonNewport
27 Nov 200430Full BackScotlandWin: 45-104 conversions, 1 penaltyMurrayfield, EdinburghNewport
11 Jun 200531Full BackUruguayWin: 134-36 conversions, 1 penaltyBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonSharks
18 Jun 200531Full BackFranceDraw: 30-303 conversions, 2 penalties, 1 dropgoalKingspark, DurbanSharks
25 Jun 200531Full BackFranceWin: 27-133 conversions, 2 penaltiesBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethSharks
09 Jul 200531Full BackAustraliaLose: 12-304 penaltiesStadium Australia (Telstra), SydneySharks
23 Jul 200531Full BackAustraliaWin: 33-203 conversions, 4 penaltiesEllispark, JohannesburgSharks
30 Jul 200531Full BackAustraliaWin: 22-161 conversion, 3 penalties, 1 dropgoalLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
06 Aug 200531Full BackNew ZealandWin: 22-161 conversion, 4 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownSharks
20 Aug 200531Full BackAustraliaWin: 22-193 penalties, 1 dropgoalSubiaco Oval, PerthSharks
27 Aug 200531Full BackNew ZealandLose: 27-313 conversions, 2 penaltiesCarisbrook, DunedinSharks
05 Nov 200531Full BackArgentinaWin: 34-231 try, 2 conversions, 3 penaltiesVelez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresSharks
19 Nov 200531Full BackWalesWin: 33-163 penaltiesMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffSharks
26 Nov 200531Full BackFranceLose: 20-262 conversions, 1 penaltyStade de France, ParisSharks
10 Jun 200632Full BackScotlandWin: 36-161 try, 2 conversions, 4 penaltiesKingspark, DurbanSharks
17 Jun 200632Full BackScotlandWin: 29-157 penaltiesBoet Erasmus, Port ElizabethSharks
24 Jun 200632Full BackFranceLose: 26-367 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownSharks
15 Jul 200632Full BackAustraliaLose: 0-49 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneSharks
22 Jul 200632Full BackNew ZealandLose: 17-352 conversions, 1 penaltyWestPac Stadium, WellingtonSharks
05 Aug 200632Full BackAustraliaLose: 18-201 tryStadium Australia (Telstra), SydneySharks
26 Aug 200632Full BackNew ZealandLose: 26-452 penaltiesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
26 May 200733Full BackEnglandWin: 58-107 conversions, 3 penaltiesFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinSharks
02 Jun 200733Full BackEnglandWin: 55-221 try, 5 conversions, 1 penaltyLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
09 Jun 200733ReserveSamoaWin: 35-81 try, 1 conversionEllispark, JohannesburgSharks
16 Jun 200733Full BackAustraliaWin: 22-191 conversion, 3 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownSharks
23 Jun 200733Full BackNew ZealandLose: 21-261 conversion, 2 penaltiesKingspark, DurbanSharks
15 Aug 200733Full BackNamibiaWin: 105-131 try, 12 conversions, 2 penaltiesNewlands, Cape TownSharks
25 Aug 200733Full BackScotlandWin: 27-33 conversions, 2 penaltiesMurrayfield, EdinburghSharks
09 Sep 200733Full BackSamoaWin: 59-72 tries, 5 conversions, 3 penaltiesParc des Princes, ParisSharks
14 Sep 200733Full BackEnglandWin: 36-03 conversions, 4 penaltiesStade de France, ParisSharks
22 Sep 200733ReserveTongaWin: 30-251 conversion, 1 penaltyStade Felix Bollaert, LensSharks
30 Sep 200733Full BackUSAWin: 64-156 conversions, 1 penaltyStade de la Mosson, MontpellierSharks
07 Oct 200733Full BackFijiWin: 37-203 conversions, 1 penaltyStade Velodrome, MarseillesSharks
14 Oct 200733Full BackArgentinaWin: 37-134 conversions, 3 penaltiesStade de France, ParisSharks
20 Oct 200733Full BackEnglandWin: 15-64 penaltiesStade de France, ParisSharks
07 Jun 200834ReserveWalesWin: 43-171 tryFree State Stadium, BloemfonteinPerpignan
14 Jun 200834ReserveWalesWin: 37-21 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaPerpignan
05 Jul 200834ReserveNew ZealandLose: 8-19 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
12 Jul 200834Full BackNew ZealandWin: 30-283 penaltiesCarisbrook, DunedinWP
09 Aug 200834ReserveArgentinaWin: 63-9 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
16 Aug 200834Full BackNew ZealandLose: 0-19 Newlands, Cape TownWP
23 Aug 200834ReserveAustraliaLose: 15-271 conversionKingspark, DurbanWP
30 Aug 200834ReserveAustraliaWin: 53-82 conversionsEllispark, JohannesburgWP

Percy Montgomery : Scrum.com

Born in Namibia, Montgomery played 102 times for South Africa between 1997 and 2008 and is currently the most-capped and highest points scorer in Springboks history.

He made his international bow against the British & Irish Lions in July 1997 as an outside centre and also featured at the 1999 Rugby World Cup. However his greatest achievement in Springbok colours came at the 2007 Rugby World Cup where he helped South Africa lift the game's biggest prize.

He began his Currie Cup career with Western Province and made his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers before opting for a stint in Wales in 2002 with Newport and then the Newport Gwent Dragons. In 2003, Montgomery was sent off for pushing a touch judge to the ground, and was later heavily fined and given a two-year ban, with 18 months suspended. As a result he was ruled out of the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.

He returned home to South Africa in 2005 to play for Natal Sharks in the Currie Cup and the Sharks in Super Rugby but headed north again in 2007 to join French Top 14 side Perpignan. He rejoined Western Province and the Stormers in 2008 before bringing the curtain down on his playing career in May 2009 following the Super 14 season.

Montgomery had amassed 50 caps by the end of 2001 but his international career stalled when he moved to Wales as South Africa's selection policy demanded that only players who were playing in South Africa could be eligible for the Springboks.

After a change in policy, he was recalled by new coach Jake White in 2004 and helped South Africa clinch the 2004 Tri-Nations crown. During the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Montgomery eclipsed Joost van der Westhuizen's record as the most-capped Springbok - making his 90th appearance for his country against Tonga.

Montgomery announced his retirement from international rugby on August 30, 2008, after the Springboks beat Australia 53-8 in their last game of the 2008 Tri-Nations. But he re-joined the Springboks' set-up in May 2009 as the team's kicking consultant.