Garry Louis Pagel (born 17 September 1966 in King Williams Town, South Africa), is a former South African rugby union player who played for the South Africa national rugby union team between 1995 and 1996.

He played as a prop (1,87 m and 117 kg). Pagel was known as an exceptionally strong scrummager.

He was part of the team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

After retiring from a professional career in rugby, Pagel returned to farming.



  • Eastern Province Rugby Football Union (South Africa) He represented Eastern Province from 1990 - 1992 in 24 games. Club wise he represented the University of Port Elizabeth.
  • Western Province (South Africa)


Garry Pagel played his first test match for the Springboks on 25 May 1995 against Australia (won 27-18).

Northampton SaintsEdit

Garry played for the English side Northampton Saints between 1997 and 2001. He made 77 appearances, scoring 50 points from 10 tries, and played in the side that won the Heineken Cup in 2000.[1][2]


With the SpringboksEdit

  • 1995 World Cup winners
  • 5 caps
  • Caps by season : 4 in 1995, 1 in 1996.

With Western ProvinceEdit

  • 1997 Currie Cup winning squad

With NorthamptonEdit

  • 2000 Heineken Cup winners

World CupEdit


  1. ^ "Garry Pagel | Rugby Union | Players and Officials". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Saints secure historic victory". BBC. 27 May 2000. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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