De Wet Barry
Full names: De Wet
Date of birth: 24 Jun 1978
Place of birth: Ceres
School: Paarl Gimnasium
Springbok no: 690
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.87m, 92kg
Current age: 45

Test summary: Tests: 39 Tries: 3
First Test: 10 Jun 2000 Age:21 Inside Centre against Canada at Basil Kenyon Stadium, East London
Last Test: 24 Jun 2006 Age:28 Inside Centre against France at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
10 Jun 200021Inside CentreCanadaWin: 51-181 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonWP
17 Jun 200021Inside CentreEnglandWin: 18-13 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
24 Jun 200022Inside CentreEnglandLose: 22-27 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinWP
08 Jul 200022ReserveAustraliaLose: 23-44 Colonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), MelbourneWP
22 Jul 200022Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 12-25 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchWP
29 Jul 200022Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 6-26 Stadium Australia, SydneyWP
16 Jun 200122Outside CentreFranceLose: 23-32 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
23 Jun 200122Inside CentreFranceWin: 20-15 Kingspark, DurbanWP
01 Dec 200123ReserveUSAWin: 43-20 Robertson Stadium, UH, HoustonWP
15 Jun 200223Inside CentreWalesWin: 19-8 Newlands, Cape TownWP
29 Jun 200224Inside CentreArgentinaWin: 49-29 P.A.M. Brink Stadium, SpringsWP
06 Jul 200224Inside CentreSamoaWin: 60-182 triesLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
20 Jul 200224Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 20-41 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonWP
27 Jul 200224Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 27-38 Wooloongabba, BrisbaneWP
10 Aug 200224Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 23-30 Kingspark, DurbanWP
17 Aug 200224Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 33-31 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
12 Jul 200325Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 26-22 Newlands, Cape TownWP
19 Jul 200325Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 16-52 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaWP
02 Aug 200325Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 9-29 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneWP
11 Oct 200325Inside CentreUruguayWin: 72-6 Subiaco Oval, PerthWP
18 Oct 200325Inside CentreEnglandLose: 6-25 Subiaco Oval, PerthWP
01 Nov 200325Inside CentreSamoaWin: 60-10 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneWP
08 Nov 200325Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 9-29 Colonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), MelbourneWP
17 Jul 200426Inside CentrePacific IslandsWin: 38-24 Central Coast Stadium, GosfordWP
24 Jul 200426Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 21-23 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchWP
31 Jul 200426Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 26-30 Subiaco Oval, PerthWP
14 Aug 200426Inside CentreNew ZealandWin: 40-26 Ellispark, JohannesburgWP
21 Aug 200426Inside CentreAustraliaWin: 23-19 Kingspark, DurbanWP
06 Nov 200426Inside CentreWalesWin: 38-36 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
13 Nov 200426Inside CentreIrelandLose: 12-17 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinWP
20 Nov 200426Inside CentreEnglandLose: 16-32 Twickenham, LondonWP
04 Dec 200426ReserveArgentinaWin: 39-7 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresWP
18 Jun 200526Inside CentreFranceDraw: 30-30 Kingspark, DurbanWP
25 Jun 200527Inside CentreFranceWin: 27-13 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethWP
09 Jul 200527Inside CentreAustraliaLose: 12-30 Stadium Australia, SydneyWP
27 Aug 200527Inside CentreNew ZealandLose: 27-31 Carisbrook, DunedinWP
19 Nov 200527ReserveWalesWin: 33-16 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffWP
26 Nov 200527ReserveFranceLose: 20-26 Stade de France, ParisWP
24 Jun 200628Inside CentreFranceLose: 26-36 Newlands, Cape TownWP

Top 50 Boks: 47 – De Wet Barry :

Barry made his bow for the Boks against Canada in East London on June 10, 2000, where he scored the first of his three tries in the Green and Gold. The hard running, crashball inside centre’s other two tries came two years later when he scored a brace against Samoa in the Boks’ 60-18 win at Loftus Versfeld.

Barry was renowned for his bone-crunching defence and then record midfield partnership with Marius Joubert. They complimented each other brilliantly with Barry happy make the hard yards and big hits with Joubert running off him into space.

Barry was at his absolute best in 2004 when he played a key role in South Africa’s Tri-Nations winning campaign. He was rewarded for his splendid season with a nomination for SA Rugby Player of the Year but lost out to Schalk Burger.

Provincially, he captained both Western Province – 65 caps – and the Stormers – 66 caps – and was named the 2004 Super 12 Player of the Tournament. After a stint at English club Harlequins, Barry returned to South Africa in 2009 where he played in the historic match between the Southern Kings and the British & Irish Lions and captained Eastern Province to the Currie Cup First Division semi-finals.


  • SA Young Player of the Year nominee, 2000
  • Vodacom Super 12 Player of the Tournament, 2004
  • Member of the Springbok Tri-Nations winning squad, 2004
  • SA Player of the Year nominee, 2004