Werner Swanepoel
Full names: Werner
Date of birth: 15 Apr 1973
Place of birth: Bloemfontein
School: Grey College
Springbok no: 654
Debut test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 1.72m, 76.2kg
Current age: 49

Test summary: Tests: 20 Tries: 6
First Test: 5 Jul 1997 Age:24 Reserve against Britain at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 26 Aug 2000 Age:27 Scrumhalf against Australia at Kingspark, Durban
Test history:
05 Jul 199724ReserveBritainWin: 35-16 Ellispark, JohannesburgCheetahs
23 Aug 199724ReserveAustraliaWin: 61-22 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
15 Nov 199724ReserveFranceWin: 36-32 Stade de Gerland, LyonCheetahs
22 Nov 199724ScrumhalfFranceWin: 52-10 Parc des Princes, ParisCheetahs
29 Nov 199724ScrumhalfEnglandWin: 29-111 tryTwickenham, LondonCheetahs
06 Dec 199724ScrumhalfScotlandWin: 68-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghCheetahs
20 Jun 199825ReserveIrelandWin: 33-0 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
27 Jun 199825ReserveWalesWin: 96-13 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs
05 Dec 199825ReserveEnglandLose: 7-13 Twickenham, LondonCheetahs
12 Jun 199926ScrumhalfItalyWin: 74-3 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethLions
19 Jun 199926ReserveItalyWin: 101-0 Kingspark, DurbanLions
26 Jun 199926ScrumhalfWalesLose: 19-291 tryMillenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffLions
17 Jul 199926ScrumhalfAustraliaLose: 6-32 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneLions
10 Oct 199926ScrumhalfSpainWin: 47-31 tryMurrayfield, EdinburghLions
04 Nov 199926ReserveNew ZealandWin: 22-18 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffLions
08 Jul 200027ScrumhalfAustraliaLose: 23-441 tryColonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), MelbourneLions
22 Jul 200027ScrumhalfNew ZealandLose: 12-25 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchLions
29 Jul 200027ScrumhalfAustraliaLose: 6-26 Stadium Australia, SydneyLions
19 Aug 200027ScrumhalfNew ZealandWin: 46-402 triesEllispark, JohannesburgLions
26 Aug 200027ScrumhalfAustraliaLose: 18-19 Kingspark, DurbanLions

Sketch in 1997 SA vs Scotland programme

Werner Swanepoel was on the bench for the first four South African tests this season, eventually making his debut in the closing minutes of the Springboks' victory against the British Lions in Johannesburg. He was called in as a late replacement on the South Africa A tour last year and played a crucial role in the 42-26 success against Emerging Wales. He first earned national honours with the under21 side and has also played for South Africa under-23 and SA Universities. Injury to Joost Van Der Westhuizen has catapulted him into the frontline scrum-half role on this tour.