|Birth name||Hermanus Lambertus Potgieter|
|Date of birth||11 November 1953|
|Place of birth||Kirkwood, Eastern Cape|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
|School||Kirkwood High School|
|University||University of the Free State|
|Rugby union career|
Potgieter attended the University of Stellenbosch for two years in 1973 and 1974, after which he relocated to the University of the Free State. He went on the play his senior provincial rugby for the Free State and Eastern Province. Potgieter made his test match debut for the Springboks against the World XV on 27 August 1977 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria and scored a try on his test debut.
|No.||Opposition||Result (SA 1st)||Position||Tries||Date||Venue|
|1.||World XV||45–24||Wing||1||27 August 1977||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
Potgieter was one of the five Young Players of the Year in 1975, along with Tommy du Plessis, Christo Wagenaar, De Wet Ras and Corrie Pypers. In 1977 he was one of the five players nominated for SA Rugby Player of the Year, when Moaner van Heerden received the award.
- List of South Africa national rugby union players – Springbok no. 493
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