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Gerry Brand
South Africa
Full name Gerhard Hamilton Brand
Born October 8, 1906, Cape Town
Died February 4, 1996, Cape Town (aged 89 years 119 days)
Major teams South Africa
Position Fullback

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1928-1938 16 16 0 55 0 13 7 2 0 13 3 0 81.25

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Jul 21, 1928 match details
Last Test South Africa v Great Britain at Johannesburg, Aug 6, 1938 match details
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Born in Cape Town in 1906, Brand went on to play 16 times for the Springboks in a career spanning 10 years between 1928 and 1938.

He made his debut against New Zealand in Johannesburg in 1928 and was also a member of Benny Osler's Springboks squad that toured the United Kingdom and Ireland in 1931-32.

On that tour, he helped South Africa secure a remarkable victory against England at Twickenham with one of the longest drop goals ever recorded - reportedly measuring 85 yards from point of kick to landing.

Legendary Springbok player and coach Dr Danie Craven, a former team mate of Brand's, rated him as, "the greatest fullback I ever played with or against...Gerry was a matchwinner. I rate him, together with Bennie Osler, as a legend among legends - an unforgettable Springbok."

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