Gerrie Germishuys

Johannes Servaas Germishuys, commonly known as Gerrie Germishuys (born 29 October 1949 Port Shepstone, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal)) is a former South African rugby union player who played wing for the Springboks.[1]

Gerrie Germishuys
Birth nameJohannes Servaas Germishuys
Date of birth (1949-10-29) 29 October 1949 (age 70)
Place of birthPort Shepstone, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
SchoolBrandwag, Benoni
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1974–77
1980–81
Orange F. State
Transvaal
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1974-81 South Africa 20 48

BiographyEdit

As a winger, Germishuys was known for his speed and agility.[2][3] His international rugby debut was on 22 June 1974 for the Springboks against the British Lions.[1] He also played against the "All Blacks" in 1976 and the Lions in 1980.[1] In 1981, he participated in the infamous South Africa rugby team tour of New Zealand. His last cap was on 20 September 1981 against the United States rugby team.[1] He also played in the Currie Cup competition for the provincial teams of the Orange Free State from 1974-1977 and the Transvaal from 1980-1981.

National team statisticsEdit

  • 20 selections between 1974 and 1981 for the South African Rugby team[1]
  • 48 points (12 tries)
  • Selections by year: 1 in 1974, 4 in 1976, 1 in 1977, 9 in 1980 and 5 in 1981

Test historyEdit

No. Opposition Result (SA 1st) Position Tries Date Venue
1. Lions 9–28 Wing 22 June 1974 Loftus Versveld, Pretoria
2. New Zealand 16–7 Wing 1 24 July 1976 Kings Park Stadium, Durban
3. New Zealand 9–15 Wing 14 August 1976 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
4. New Zealand 15–10 Wing 4 September 1976 Newlands, Cape Town
5. New Zealand 15–14 Wing 18 September 1976 Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
6. World XV 45–24 Wing 1 27 August 1977 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
7. South American Jaguars 24–9 Wing 1 26 April 1980 Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
8. South America Jaguars 18–9 Wing 3 May 1980 Kings Park Stadium, Durban
9. British and Irish Lions 26–22 Wing 1 31 May 1980 Newlands, Cape Town
10. British and Irish Lions 26–19 Wing 1 14 June 1980 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
11. British and Irish Lions 12–10 Wing 1 28 June 1980 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
12. British and Irish Lions 13–17 Wing 12 July 1980 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
13. South American Jaguars 22–13 Wing 18 October 1980 Wanderers Club, Montevideo
14. South America Jaguars 30–16 Wing 2 25 October 1980 Prince of Wales Cricket Club, Santiago
15. France 37–15 Wing 1 8 November 1980 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
16. Ireland 23–15 Wing 30 May 1981 Newlands, Cape Town
17. Ireland 12–10 Wing 6 June 1981 Kings Park Stadium, Durban
18. New Zealand 24–12 Wing 1 29 August 1981 Athletic Park, Wellington
19. New Zealand 22–25 Wing 12 September 1981 Eden Park, Auckland
20. USA Rugby 38–7 Wing 2 20 September 1981 Owl Creek Polo ground, Glenville, New York

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gerrie Germishuys". ESPNScrum. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame: Gerrie Germishuys". genslin.us. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Gerrie Germishuys". dstv.com. Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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