Tiger Devenish

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Tiger Devenish
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Birth nameMynardus Jeremias Devenish
Date of birth(1867-05-27)27 May 1867
Place of birth Victoria West, Cape Colony
Date of death10 September 1928(1928-09-10) (aged 61)
Place of death Croydon, England
School SACS
Notable relative(s) Charlie Devenish (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Transvaal ()
Correct as of 19 July 2010
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1891 South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 19 July 2010

Mynardus Jeremias "Tiger" Devenish (27 May 1867 – 10 September 1928) was a South African international rugby union player.

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Biography

Born in Victoria West, he attended SACS before playing provincial rugby for Transvaal (now known as the Golden Lions). [1] In July 1891 he was selected to represent South Africa, as a forward, in their first ever Test—against Great Britain at the Crusader's Ground, Port Elizabeth. The match, which was won by Great Britain, was his only appearance for South Africa. Devenish died in 1928 at the age of 61. [2]

Test history

No.OpponentsResults(SA 1st)PositionTriesDateVenue
1. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Isles 0–4Forward30 Jul 1891 Crusaders Ground, Port Elizabeth

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References

  1. "Tiger Devenish". Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  2. "South Africa / Players & Officials / Tiger Devenish". Scrum. Retrieved 16 July 2010.