DANIE CRAVEN

1931-1938

PLAYER PROFILE
Country:  South Africa
H.O.F. Inductee: 1997
Position: Scrum Half
Date of Birth: 11/10/1910
Place of Birth: Lindley, OFS
CAREER STATUS
Test Caps 16
Test Points 6
Test tries 2
Penalties 0
Conversions 0
Drop Goals 0
CAREER SUMMARY
Born in the Eastern Orange Free State, he was a product of Stellenbosch University where he earned doctorates in social anthropology, psychology and physical education and later lectured at the famous institution. One of the leading scrum-halfs of the 1930s, he played for South Africa from 1931 to 1938 when he was the captain for the four Test series against the Lions
GREATEST MOMENT
At the helm during the isolation years, Craven was criticised in some quarters for resisting efforts to integrate the game but still played a crucial role in the creation of the unified SARFU in 1991.
INTERESTING FACTS
Astonishingly versatile he played Tests in four different positions - scrumhalf, centre, flyhalf and No.8. And in a touring match against Queensland he also played fullback.