"When the occasion demands it, the Grey boy always comes up to scratch"

45 Springboks produced by Grey College

Grey College has produced 45 capped Springbok rugby players. Since WW II Grey has produced more Springbok players than any other school.

#
59
Name
Herman Dirk (Broekie) Van Broekhuizen
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Flanker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1890, 1896
Birthday
2018-05-30
#
134
Name
Evelyn Edgar (Boetie) McHardy
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Wing
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1908, 1912
Birthday
2018-05-30
#
158
Name
Sarel Stephanus Francois (Sarel) Strauss
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1909, 1921
Birthday
2018-05-30
#
256
Name
Henry James (Kalfie) Martin
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Prop
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1928, 1937
Birthday
2018-05-30
#
246
Name
Louis Babrow
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1933, 1937
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
261
Name
Pieter Jacobus (Piet) de Wet
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1935, 1938
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
325
Name
Coenraad Frederik (Popeye) Strydom
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Scrum-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1949, 1955
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
402
Name
Johannes Wilhelmus (John) Wessels
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Hooker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1953, 1965
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
446
Name
Johannes Jacobus“Johan” Spies
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Lock
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1963, 1970
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
453
Name
Dawid Stefanus Lubbe “Dawie” Snyman
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Full-back, Fly-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1967, 1971
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
455
Name
Morné du Plessis
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Number Eight, Flanker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1966, 1971
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
466
Name
Jacobus Cornelis Pauw (Jackie) Snyman
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre, Fly-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1965, 1974
Birthday
2018-07-25
#
489
Name
Marthinus Theunis Steyn “Theuns” Stofberg
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Lock
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals
Seasons
1973, 1976
Birthday
2018-08-17
#
494
Name
Robert "Robbie"Blair
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Fly-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1971, 1977
Birthday
2018-08-17
#
542
Name
Jacobus "Jaco"Reinach
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Wing
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
FS Cheetahs (u18), Grey College, SA Schools u18
Leagues
Cravenweek, SARU International u18, World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1978, 1979, 1980, 1986
Birthday
2018-08-17
#
551
Name
Helgard Lourens Muller
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
FS Cheetahs (u18), Grey College, SA Schools u18
Leagues
Cravenweek, SARU International u18, World Rugby Internationals, South Africa 1st XV
Seasons
1981, 1982, 1986
Birthday
2018-08-17

Herman Dirk “Broekie” van Broekhuizen ( 5 September 1896) – 59* (Grey College Primary)

Evelyn Edgar “Boetie” McHardy (1912) – 134* (President Brand Primary)

Sarel Stephanus Francois Strauss (17 September 1921) – 158*

Henry James “Kalfie” Martin (17 July 1937) – 256*

Louis Babrow (26 June 1937) – 246*

Pieter Jacobus “Piet” de Wet (6 August 1938) – 261* (Aliwal North Primary)

Coenraad Frederik “Popeye” Strydom (3 September 1955 ) – 325* (Newton Park Primary)

Johannes Wilhelmus “John” Wessels (6 April 1965) – 402* (Dewetsdorp Primary*)

Johannes Jacobus “Johan” Spies (25 July 1970) – 446* (Harrismith Primary)

Morné du Plessis (17 July 1971) – 455* (Klerksdorp Primary)

Dawid Stefanus Lubbe “Dawie” Snyman (3 June 1972) – 453* (Grey College Primary)

Jacobus Cornelis Pauw “Jackie” Snyman (22 June 1974) – 466* (Grey College Primary)

Marthinus Theunis Steyn “Theuns” Stofberg (14 August 1976) – 489* (Dirkie Uys Primary)

Robert “Robbie” Blair (27 August 1977) – 494* (Jan Cilliers Primary)

Jacobus “Jaco” Reinach (10 May 1986) – 542* (Gericke Primary)

Helgard Lourens Muller (31 May 1986) – 551* (Grey College Primary)

Pieter Gysbert Muller (15 August 1992) Class of 1988 – 560* (Grey College Primary)

Heinrich Theodor Füls (15 August 1992) Class of 1989 – 567* (Grey College Primary)

Johannes Jakobus “Johan” Styger (Capped 15 August 1992) Class of 1979– 566* (Grey College Primary)

Johannes Andries Truscott (3 October 1992) Class of 1986 – 581* (Grey College Primary*)

Ruben Jacobus Kruger (6 November 1993) Class of 1988 – 596* (Fred Wentzel Primary)

Allen Erasmus “Naka” Drotské (13 November 1993) Class of 1989 – 601* (Senekal Primary)

André-Henri “Ollie” le Roux (4 June 1994) Class of 1991 – 600* (Louw Geldenhuys Primary)

Werner “Smiley” Swanepoel (5 July 1997) Class of 1991 – 654* (Onze Rust Primary)

Charl Francois Marais (12 June 1999) Class of 1988 – 685* (Loskuil Primary)

Christoffel Johannes “CJ” van der Linde (16 November 2002) Class of 1998 – 741* (Grey College Primary)

Gert Johannes Jacobus “Gerrie/Ghost” Britz (12 June 2004) Class of 1996 – 760* (Ficksburg Primary)

Ruan Pienaar (26 August 2006) Class of 2002 – 779* (Fichardtpark Primary)

Francois Philippus Lodewyk “Frans” Steyn (11 November 2006) Class of 2005 – 783* (Truida Kestell Primary)

Bismarck Wilhelm du Plessis (7 July 2007) Class of 2002 – 787* (Truida Kestell Primary)

Jan Nathaniel “Jannie” du Plessis (7 July 2007) Class of 2000 – 788* (Truida Kestell Primary)

Christiaan Rudolph “Tiaan” Liebenberg (1 December 2007) Class of 1999 – 794* (Grey College Primary)

Jan Adriaan Strauss (19 July 2008) Class of 2003 – 800* Springbok Captain (Grey College Primary)

Heinrich Wilhelm Brussow (22 November 2008) Class of 2004 – 801* (Grey College Primary)

Wian Hunter du Preez (21 November 2009) Class of 2000 – 792* (Universitas Primary)

Phillip Rudolph “Flip” van der Merwe (12 June 2010) Class of 2003 – 818* (Staatspresident Swart Primary)

Andries Jacobus Strauss (4 December 2010) Class of 2002 – 827* (Grey College Primary)

Gideon Johannes “Deon” Stegmann (6 November 2010) Class of 2004 – 825* (Cradock Primary)

Coenrad Victor “Coenie” Oosthuizen (9 June 2012) Class of 2007– 824* (Gustav Preller Primary)

Johannes Lodewikus “Johan” Goosen (8 September 2012) Class of 2010 – 839* (Burgersdorp Primary)

Jan Lodewyk Serfontein (8 June 2013) Class of 2011 – 849* (Vrede Primary)

Petrus Erasmus “Piet” van Zyl (15 June 2013) Class of 2007 – 852* (Grey Junior PE)

Marcel van der Merwe (28 June 2014) Class of 2009 – 858* (Mikro Primary)

Jacobus Meyer “Cobus” Reinach (27 September 2014) Class of 2008 – 864* (Grey College Primary)

Jacobus Francois Venter (12 November 2016) Class of 2009 – 877* (Grey College Primary)

 

Springboks that schooled at Grey but didn’t matriculate at Grey

  1. Brendon James (BJ) Botha (26 August 2006) – 778* (Grey College Primary)

3 Uncapped Boks

  1. *Pieter Hermias Cornelius “Lappies” Labuschagne (2013 Bok Squad)
  2. *Robert Thompson Ebersohn (2013 Bok Squad)
  3. *Paul Abraham Jordaan (2014 Bok Squad)

4 Springboks that was Teachers at Grey (non old Boys)

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472
Name
Jan Johannes Jacobus Schlebusch
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Leagues
World Rugby Internationals
Seasons
1974
Birthday
2018-09-05
  1. Gert Daniël Cilliers – (13 July 1963) – Bok nr.342*
  2. Gerrie Germishuizen
  3. Chris de Wilsen

12 International Rugby Players played for other countries:

James Roos Craven – Rugby – Rhodesia 1965 (Class of 1961)

Andre Blom – Rugby – USA 1997

Nelio de Sa – Rugby – Portugal 1998 (Class of 1993) (Grey College Primary)

Emil Seyfferdt – Rugby & Sevens – The Arabian Gulf “UAE” (Class of 1987)

Michael Horak – Rugby – England 2002 (Suid-Natal Primary)

Raoul Jonathan Larson – Rugby – Namibia 2011(Union High Primary)

Richardt Strauss – Rugby – Ireland 2012 (Grey College Primary)

Awie Thomson – Rugby – Namibia 2013 (Class of 2012)

Leneve Damens – Rugby – Namibia 2015 (Class of 2011)

Hendrik van der Merwe – Rugby – Germany (Class of 2007)

Michael Jardim “Mike” Andrade – Sevens Rugby – Portugal 2015 (Class of 2014) (Staatpresident Swart Primary)

Andries Adriaan Theisinger – Rugby – Germany 2016 (Class of 2008) (Jim Fouche Primary)

Grey College International Players by Country

45 South Africa

1 England

1 Ireland

2 Portugal

2 Germany

3 Namibia

1 Zimbabwe

1 The Arabian Gulf “UAE”

 

Information stats compiled & archived by Nelio de Sa Twitter @NelioDeSa

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