Frank Douglass

Francis Wingfield "Frank" Douglass (15 July 1875 – 20 September 1972) was a South African international rugby union player. Born in Grahamstown, he attended St. Andrew's College before playing provincial rugby for Eastern Province. He made his only Test appearance for South Africa during Great Britain's 1896 tour. He played as a forward in the 1st Test of the series, an 8–0 South Africa loss. Douglass died in 1972 at the age of 97.[1]

Frank Douglass
Birth nameFrancis Wingfield Douglass
Date of birth(1875-07-15)15 July 1875
Place of birthGrahamstown, South Africa
Date of death20 September 1972(1972-09-20) (aged 97)
SchoolSt. Andrew's College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Eastern Province ()
Correct as of 19 July 2010
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1896 South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 19 July 2010


  1. ^ "Frank Douglass". Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-09-05.