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Old Springboks!
« on: September 08, 2009, 02:16:29 PM »
Arthur is trying to complete a Springbok quiz, but is stuck on these 3 ex boks, can anyone help?

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 11:31:12 AM »
Number 3 could be Piet Greyling ('67 - '72)

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 07:01:33 PM »
Who do you think this is?


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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 03:48:57 PM »
Doug Hopwood (1960-1965) experienced Springbok no 8 who were seen by some as a possible captain for the 1965 team. Hopwood played his entire career (22 tests) with a chronic back injury. His back injury prevented him form playing for large portions of the 65 tour.
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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 07:28:11 PM »
Oh dear!  -10 Karma points to you Mike. You forgot to address him correctly.

He is "His Holiness The Most Bestest of The Best Number Eights, the one the only MR Doug Hopwood".

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 11:22:46 PM »
There was a  De Villiers that played for the Springboks in the late  sixties early seventies I think he played in the New Zealand controversial matches anyone know his name................................................... image04
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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 07:33:00 AM »
Dawie de Villiers

Captain to the 76 Sprinbok tour to NZ

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 03:29:48 AM »

 thnx Thanks Sigmund :emot112_2:........................for that I had looked a few times but could not get his first name I thought it was "Darby"  de Villiers............................ image04

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 02:25:36 PM »
Im not a Rugby fan,but back in 1966 I was working at ISCOR in Pretoria and my partner was a Springbok,his last name was Pitzner
 or something like that,they treated him like a Rock star back then. They had just returned from the UK and the only team to beat them was Scotland.I know his first name was a Africaan name and phonetically it sounded like Heighst.

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 10:28:51 AM »
Gys Pitzer was a hooker in one of the strongest "Bok" teams we ever had. He toured South America with the SA Gazelles in 1966 and played his first game for the Springboks against France in Durban on the 15th of July 1967 (eventually playing in 12 tests, the last one in 1969). I hope that helps!

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 11:19:01 AM »
Thanks Ricky I tell people that story and they think Im dreaming

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 08:25:05 AM »
For John,

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Re: Old Springboks!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011, 01:27:44 AM »
Thanks Mike, Yes sir thats him as I remember him,he was an Electrician at ISCOR back then.