Dan van Zyl
Full names: Daniƫl Jacobus
Date of birth: 8 Jan 1971
Place of birth: Pretoria
School: Wilgers
Springbok no: 665
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.73m, 85kg
Current age: 47

Test summary: Tests: 1 Tries: 0
First Test: 2 Dec 2000 Age:29 Reserve against England at Twickenham, London
Last Test: 2 Dec 2000 Age:29 Reserve against England at Twickenham, London
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
02 Dec 200029ReserveEnglandLose: 17-25 Twickenham, LondonWP

Sketch in 1997 SA vs Scotland programme

Dan Van Zyl only began playing scrum-half in 1992 having previously played outside half to Joost Van Der Westhuizen at the University of Pretoria in 1990 and 1991. A talented cricketer, he has played limited overs and first-class cricket for the Northern provincial team in South Africa, while he played minor countries cricket for Shropshire in 1995. Having understudied Van Der Westhuizen at the Blue Bulls, he enlisted with Mpumalanga in 1996 and he has now played 50 games for them. He is employed in sports marketing.