Springboks

Legendary Springbok flank passes away

Martin Pelser (Gallo)
Martin Pelser (Gallo)

Cape Town - Legendary Springbok flank Martin Pelser, considered one of the best loose forwards of his generation, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 84.

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Pelser played 11 Test matches for the Boks between 1958 and 1961 and made his debut against France in Cape Town. 

He suffered a stroke in May of this year. 

Pelser was known for having one glass eye, but that never stopped him from becoming one of the most respected flanks in South African rugby. 

All Black legend Colin Meads had said that Pelser was one of the hardest players he ever faced.

He spent his entire provincial career with Transvaal and scored two Springbok tries. 

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