Paul Roos Springboks
Damian Willemse, Steven Kitshoff and Willie le Roux all attended Paul Roos. Image: SA Rugby website

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Here are the 54 Springboks produced by Paul Roos

Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch has produced the most Springboks. A look at the school’s 54 former pupils to have represented SA.

Paul Roos Springboks
Damian Willemse, Steven Kitshoff and Willie le Roux all attended Paul Roos. Image: SA Rugby website

As reported by the SAPeople websitePaul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch has produced the most Springboks.

With several Easter Schools Rugby Festivals set to take place around the country in the coming days, it’s the ideal time to list the schools to have educated the most Springboks.

As of the conclusion of last year’s Rugby World Cup in France, 933 players have been capped at Springbok level.

Springbok No 1 was Benjamin Duff back in 1891, while Gerhard Steenekamp is the 933rd and most recent player to have donned the famed green and gold colours of the reigning world champions.

No fewer than 15 schools can count 10 or more Springboks as Old Boys.

RankSchoolPlayers
1Paul Roos Gymnasium54
2Grey College46
3Bishops42
4SACS32
5Paarl Gimnasium30
T6Kimberley Boys’ High23
T6Paarl Boys’ High23
8Rondebosch21
T9Grey High School17
T9Maritzburg College17
11Wynberg Boys High16
12Dale College13
13St Andrew’s (Grahamstown)12
T14Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool11
T14Hottentots-Holland11

Click here for the full list of schools

Paul Roos Gymnasium leads the way with 54 Springboks, four of whom are still active: Willie le Roux, Steven Kitshoff, Herschel Jantjies and Damian Willemse.

Below, the 54 Springboks to have been schooled at Paul Roos – including Paul Roos himself!

How many do you remember?

PlayerSpringbok #Date of birth
Bob Shand1927 Aug 1865
Arthur de Kock1629 Aug 1866
Japie Louw1130 Aug 1867
Jim McKendrick2727 Jul 1870
Paul de Waal602 Jun 1875
PO Nel7217 Apr 1877
Japie Krige645 Jul 1879
Paul Roos8830 Oct 1880
Koot Reynecke12919 Jan 1882
Pinkie Daneel1024 May 1882
Koei Brink1047 Nov 1882
Boy de Villiers951 May 1884
Bob Loubser856 Aug 1884
John Luyt1506 Dec 1884
Dick Luyt12216 Apr 1886
Wakkie Krige1362 Dec 1887
Lammetjie Luyt11426 Feb 1888
Tom van Vuuren1419 Jul 1889
Gideon Roos12620 Jul 1890
Tokkie Scholtz17729 Aug 1891
Nick du Plessis1664 Dec 1894
Theuns Kruger16917 Jun 1896
Charlie Meyer15914 Jan 1897
PK Albertyn17927 May 1897
Attie van Heerden15210 Mar 1898
Phil Mostert17630 Oct 1898
Andries du Toit20812 May 1899
Jackie Tindall16126 Mar 1900
Kenny Starke18018 Jun 1900
Mannetjies Michau1626 Oct 1900
Manus de Jongh20510 Oct 1902
Nico Bosman18516 Oct 1902
Dauncey Devine18920 Mar 1904
George Daneel19729 Aug 1904
Pieter Morkel2111 Jul 1905
Boet Prinsloo19214 Oct 1905
Ferdie Bergh2282 Nov 1906
George van Reenen25929 Mar 1914
Ballie Wahl26910 Jul 1920
Tjol Lategan26629 Sep 1925
Gertjie Brynard40721 Oct 1938
Jannie Engelbrecht34710 Nov 1938
Hempies du Toit51623 Aug 1953
Cabous van der Westhuizen60911 Jan 1965
Justin Swart63023 Jul 1972
Cobus Visagie68331 Oct 1973
Schalk Brits79916 May 1981
Andries Bekker7955 Dec 1983
Juandre Kruger8326 Sep 1985
Francois Hougaard8076 Apr 1988
Willie le Roux84818 Aug 1989
Steven Kitshoff87310 Feb 1992
Herschel Jantjies91322 Apr 1996
Damian Willemse9107 May 1998