Louis Moolman
Full names: Louis Christiaan
Date of birth: 21 Jan 1951
Place of birth: Pretoria
School: Centurion
Springbok no: 498
Debut test province: Northern Transvaal
Physical: 1.95m, 111kg
Date of death: 10 Feb 2006 (Age 55)

Test summary: Tests: 24 Tries: 0
First Test: 27 Aug 1977 Age:26 Lock against World Invitation at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Last Test: 31 May 1986 Age:35 Lock against NZ Cavaliers at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Test history:
27 Aug 197726LockWorld InvitationWin: 45-24 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
26 Apr 198029LockSouth AmericaWin: 24-9 Wanderers, JohannesburgN-Tvl
03 May 198029LockSouth AmericaWin: 18-9 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl
31 May 198029LockBritainWin: 26-22 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
14 Jun 198029LockBritainWin: 26-19 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinN-Tvl
28 Jun 198029LockBritainWin: 12-10 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethN-Tvl
12 Jul 198029LockBritainLose: 13-17 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
18 Oct 198029LockSouth AmericaWin: 22-13 Wanderers Club, MontevideoN-Tvl
25 Oct 198029LockSouth AmericaWin: 30-16 Prince of Wales Country Club, SantiagoN-Tvl
08 Nov 198029LockFranceWin: 37-15 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
30 May 198130LockIrelandWin: 23-15 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
06 Jun 198130LockIrelandWin: 12-10 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl
15 Aug 198130LockNew ZealandLose: 9-14 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchN-Tvl
29 Aug 198130LockNew ZealandWin: 24-12 Athletic Park, WellingtonN-Tvl
12 Sep 198130LockNew ZealandLose: 22-25 Eden Park, AucklandN-Tvl
25 Sep 198130LockUSAWin: 38-7 Owl Creek Polo ground, Glenville, NYN-Tvl
27 Mar 198231LockSouth AmericaWin: 50-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
03 Apr 198231LockSouth AmericaLose: 12-21 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinN-Tvl
20 Oct 198433LockSouth AmericaWin: 32-15 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
27 Oct 198433LockSouth AmericaWin: 22-13 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
10 May 198635LockNZ CavaliersWin: 21-15 Newlands, Cape TownN-Tvl
17 May 198635LockNZ CavaliersLose: 18-19 Kingspark, DurbanN-Tvl
24 May 198635LockNZ CavaliersWin: 33-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaN-Tvl
31 May 198635LockNZ CavaliersWin: 24-10 Ellispark, JohannesburgN-Tvl

Louis Moolman : Doc Craven

Here was a strong forward who never quite realised how strong he really was. Louis Moolman did useful work in the lineouts - exceptionally useful. A quiet, unassuming fellow, but a man I would have in my side any day.

He could jump with the best of them, and was very powerful in the tight.

To me, it is a tragedy that some of our finest players are all too quickly forgotten by the hero-worshipping public.

Louis Moolman, one of our very best, will not suffer that fate.