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A summary of primary schools which Grey College Old Boys attended that played Springboks, Springbok Sevens & for other Countries International Rugby Teams. We only calculated 39 of the 45 Springboks that played from 1965 for Springboks. (excludes Springboks like Broekie van Broekhuizen, Boetie Mchardy, Sarel Strauss, Kalfie Martin, Louis Babrow, Piet de Wet, Popeye Strydom)

Springboks whose Primary Schools still unknown to us:

  1. Sarel Strauss
  2. Kalfie Martin
  3. Louis Babrow

15 Springboks (Grey Primary)

  1. Boetie van Broekhuizen
  2. Dawie Snyman
  3. Jackie Snyman
  4. Helgaardt Muller
  5. Pieter Muller
  6. Heinrich Fuls
  7. Johan Styger
  8. Andries Truscott
  9. CJ van der Linde
  10. Tiaan Liebenberg
  11. Adriaan Strauss
  12. Heinrich Brussow
  13. Andries Strauss
  14. Cobus Reinach
  15. Francois Venter

 

27 Springboks (Other Primary Schools)

  1. Boetie McHardy
  2. Piet de Wet
  3. Popeye Strydom
  4. John Wessels
  5. Johan Spies
  6. Morne du Plessis
  7. Theuns Stofberg
  8. Robbie Blair
  9. Jaco Reinach
  10. Ruben Kruger
  11. Naka Drotske
  12. Ollie le Roux
  13. Werner Swanepoel
  14. Charl Marais
  15. Gerrie Britz
  16. Ruan Pienaar
  17. Frans Steyn
  18. Bismarck du Plessis
  19. Jannie du Plessis
  20. Wian du Preez
  21. Flip van der Merwe
  22. Deon Stegmann
  23. Coenie Oosthuizen
  24. Johan Goosen
  25. Jan Serfontein
  26. Piet van Zyl
  27. Marcel van der Merwe

 

1 Springbok (Grey Primary but Matriculated elsewhere)

  1. BJ Botha (Matriculated at Durban High School but attended Grey Primary)

 

5 Springbok Sevens (Grey Primary)

  1. Heinrich Brussow
  2. Andries Strauss
  3. Robert Ebersohn
  4. Boom Prinsloo
  5. Chris Dry

 

12 Springbok Sevens (Other Primary Schools)

  1. Ruben Kruger
  2. Barry Jacobsz
  3. Nico Venter
  4. Gerrie Britz
  5. Hanru Haupt
  6. Joe Pietersen
  7. Philip Snyman
  8. JW Jonker
  9. Paul Jordaan
  10. William Small-Smith
  11. Kevin Luiters
  12. Ruwellyn Isbell

 

1 Other International Sevens (Other Primary Schools)

  1. Mike Andrade (Portugal Sevens)

 

3 International Players XV (Grey Primary)

  1. Nelio de Sa (Portugal)
  2. Leneve Damens (Namibia)
  3. Richardt Strauss (Ireland)

8 International Players XV (Other Primary Schools)

  1. Michael Horak (England)
  2. James Roos Craven (Zimbabwe)
  3. Emil Seyfferdt (The Arabian Gulf UAE)
  4. Awie Thompson (Namibia)
  5. Raoul Larson (Namibia)
  6. Hendrik van der Merwe (Germany)
  7. Adriaan Theisinger (Germany)
  8. Andre Blom (USA)

 

Overall Stats:

The stats below are all the Grey College old boys compared to which primary school they attended before matriculating at Grey.

33% of Springboks was at Grey Primary since 1965 (15 of 45)

32% of all International XV Rugby Players (including Boks) hail from Grey College Primary (18 of 56).

30% of the Springbok Sevens Players produced by Grey College Primary (5 of 17).

28% of all International Sevens Rugby Players (including Blitzboks) hail from Grey College Primary (5 of 18).

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