Hennie Shields, our lost Springbok

In 1982 Hennie Shields became the first “coloured” player to play Currycup rugby for Western Province but he never received official recognition.   Hennie also played for the Proteas against the British Lions and he played for the first combined South African team that played overseas. Although he was chosen to attend Springbok trial, he was never chosen.     The Shields rugby family   The Shields family from the Strand in the Western Cape needs no introduction in rugby circles. The family of six brothers were all avid rugby…

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