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Hennie Muller

Hennie Muller

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NationSouth Africa
BornWitbank, March 26 1922
PositionNo. 8
Internationals13 caps between 1949 and 1953
InductedEngland v South Africa (November 20, 2004)

In a country that has produced many of world rugby’s greatest stars, Hennie Muller perhaps shines the brightest. He was a lightning-quick member of a South African side that was utterly dominant on the world stage. Among his 13 international caps were four separate victories against the All-Blacks, three against Australia and more against all the major European national sides of the day.

The late Hennie Muller is deserving of this signal honour. Muller captained South Africa to a Grand Slam of wins over the four Home Countries and France in the 1951-52 tour of Europe. It is a feat not many achieve. Muller, who won 13 caps in the Springbok back row, tasted defeat just once, against Australia the following season.

Article by Dai Llewellyn


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