Former Springbok star dies

2009-12-12 10:24

Former Springbok scrumhalf Piet Uys, died this morning at


Uys, who won his Springbok colours during the tour of Britain in

1960/61 where he played in all the Tests against Wales, England, Scotland and

Ireland, played his last Test for the Boks in 1969 against Australia.

In all he played in 12 Tests and it would have been a lot more had

it not been for serious injury suffered in a motorcar accident travelling from

the then Rhodesia where Northern Transvaal played against the Rhodies.

The Springbok, who played all his club rugby for the legendary

Pretoria Police Rugby Club, also captained the Blue Bulls during their glory

years of the 60s.

Uys all his life remained loyal to the Bulls and during the last

few years was involved in administration.

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