Braam Els
Full names: Wybrand Willem
Date of birth: 1 Nov 1971
Place of birth: Kroonstad
School: AHS Kroonstad (Rooiskool)
Springbok no: 656
Debut test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 2m, 112.5kg
Current age: 51

Test summary: Tests: 1 Tries: 0
First Test: 23 Aug 1997 Age:25 Reserve against Australia at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Last Test: 23 Aug 1997 Age:25 Reserve against Australia at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
23 Aug 199725ReserveAustraliaWin: 61-22 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaCheetahs

Sketch in 1997 SA vs Scotland programme

Wybrand Willem Els first came to prominence when he played for Northern Free State in the under-19 tournament at Craven Week from 1988 to 1990, making his debut for the senior Free State side in 1992 and soon becoming a key figure in their team. Last year he was on the South Africa A tour to the UK and Ireland, having progressed from Development and under23 ranks. He played in the match at Hawick when Scotland A triumphed 32-19. He won his only cap to date when he replaced Hannes Strydom in the thumping 61-22 win over Australia back in August. He is a teacher.