Uli Schmidt
Full names: Ulrich Louis
Date of birth: 10 Jul 1961
Place of birth: Pretoria
School: Hendrik Verwoerd
Springbok no: 544
Debut test province: Northern Transvaal
Physical: 1.8m, 90kg
Current age: 62

Test summary: Tests: 17 Tries: 2
First Test: 10 May 1986 Age:24 Hooker against NZ Cavaliers at Newlands, Cape Town
Last Test: 26 Nov 1994 Age:33 Hooker against Wales at Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), Cardiff
Test history:
10 May 198624HookerNZ CavaliersWin: 21-15 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
17 May 198624HookerNZ CavaliersLose: 18-19 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl
24 May 198624HookerNZ CavaliersWin: 33-181 tryLoftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
31 May 198624HookerNZ CavaliersWin: 24-10 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
26 Aug 198928HookerWorld InvitationWin: 20-19 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
02 Sep 198928HookerWorld InvitationWin: 22-16 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl
15 Aug 199231HookerNew ZealandLose: 24-27 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
22 Aug 199231HookerAustraliaLose: 3-26 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
26 Jun 199331HookerFranceDraw: 20-201 tryKingspark, DurbanLions
03 Jul 199331HookerFranceLose: 17-18 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
31 Jul 199332HookerAustraliaWin: 19-12 Sydney Football Stadium (Aussie stadium), SydneyLions
14 Aug 199332HookerAustraliaLose: 20-28 Ballymore, BrisbaneLions
21 Aug 199332HookerAustraliaLose: 12-19 Sydney Football Stadium (Aussie stadium), SydneyLions
08 Oct 199433HookerArgentinaWin: 42-22 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethLions
15 Oct 199433HookerArgentinaWin: 46-26 Ellispark, JohannesburgLions
19 Nov 199433HookerScotlandWin: 34-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghLions
26 Nov 199433HookerWalesWin: 20-12 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffLions

Uli Schmidt : Doc Craven

Another genius. A wild temperament and it sometimes shows, but it probably is a sign of the genius. There's no meanness in it; I am sure it just happens on the spur of the moment.

A brilliant student, a brilliant doctor and a wonderful rugby player. There you have Uli Schmidt in a nutshell. Sheer brilliance all round - there's nothing more I can say. The try he scored in the third test against the New Zealand Cavaliers in 1986 is proof of his class. One of the best hookers this country has produced, if not the best.