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Ex-Bok Johnny Buchler passes away

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Cape Town - Former Springbok fullback Johnny Buchler passed away at the age of 87 on Tuesday.

Buchler was the last remaining member of the triumphant Springbok touring squad to Britain in 1951/52.

According to Netwerk24, Buchler died due to organ failure at the Life Flora Clinic in Roodepoort.

The former Transvaal fullback played 10 Tests for the Springboks between 1951 and 1956, ending on the winning side in nine of those games.

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