Roy Dryburgh

Royden Gladstone Dryburgh (1 November 1929 – 10 May 2000) was a South African rugby union player, who captained the Springboks in two test matches.[1]

Roy Dryburgh
Birth nameRoyden Gladstone Dryburgh
Date of birth1 November 1929
Place of birthCape Town, South Africa
Date of death10 May 2000(2000-05-10) (aged 70)
Place of deathDurban, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
SchoolGrey High School, Port Elizabeth
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback, Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hamiltons RFC ()
College Rovers ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1949–1955 Western Province ()
1956–1960 Natal ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1955–1960 South Africa 8 (28)

Playing careerEdit

Dryburgh played provincial for Western Province from 1949 to 1955 and for Natal from 1956 to 1960.[2][3]

Dryburgh made his test debut for the Springboks in 1955 against the touring British Lions team captained by Robin Thompson. His first test match was the second test played at his home ground, Newlands in Cape Town and he scored a try and two conversions in the test. In 1960 he was captained the Springboks in the first two tests against the touring All Blacks.[4] Dryburg scored 28 points in test matches, including three tries. He also played in twelve tour matches, scoring eighty-eight points.[5]

Test historyEdit

No. Opponents Results (RSA 1st) Position Points Dates Venue
1.   British Lions 25–9 Fullback 7 (1 try, 2 conversions) 20 Aug 1955 Newlands, Cape Town
2.   British Lions 6–9 Full back 6 (2 penalties) 3 Sep 1955 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
3.   British Lions 22–8 Fullback 4 (2 conversions) 24 Sep 1955 Crusaders Ground, Port Elizabeth
4.   Australia 9–0 Right-wing 3 (1 try) 2 Jun 1956 Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Brisbane
5.   New Zealand 6–10 Fullback 3 (1 penalty) 14 Jul 1956 Carisbrook, Dunedin
6.   New Zealand 5–11 Right-wing 3 (1 try) 1 Sep 1956 Eden Park, Auckland
7.   New Zealand 13–0 Fullback (c) 2 (1 conversion) 25 Jun 1960 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
8.   New Zealand 3–11 Fullback (c) 23 Jul 1960 Newlands, Cape Town

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roy Dryburgh". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  2. ^ Parker, A. C. (1983). W.P. Rugby : centenary, 1883-1983. Western Province Rugby Football Union (South Africa) (1st ed.). Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa: WPRFU. p. 303. ISBN 0-620-06555-9. OCLC 54188953.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  3. ^ Herbert, Alfred (1980). The Natal rugby story (1st ed.). Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Shuter & Shooter in conjunction with the Natal Rugby Union. p. 434. ISBN 0-86985-489-5. OCLC 14768537.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  4. ^ Jooste, Graham K. (1995). South African rugby test players 1949-1995. Johannesburg: Penguin. pp. 15–28. ISBN 0140250174. OCLC 36916860.
  5. ^ Colquhoun, Andy (1999). The South African Rugby Annual 1999. Cape Town: MWP Media Sport. p. 144. ISBN 0958423148.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Des van Jaarsveldt
Springbok Captain
1960
Succeeded by
Avril Malan