Adolf Malan

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Adolf Malan
Born (1961-09-06) 6 September 1961 (age 57)
Germiston, South Africa
OccupationRugby player

Adolf Malan (born 6 September 1961) is a former South African rugby union footballer. He played 159 matches for Northern Transvaal. His usual position was as lock, where he also played for the national team, the Springboks.

Attended High school in Polokwane (Old Pietersburg).

Malan made his debut for South Africa on 26 August 1989 against a World Invitation team. The match was played at Newlands in Cape Town, and Malan started at lock, with the Springboks winning 20 to 19, by a single point. He played in the subsequent test against the World Invitation, which was won 22 to 16 at Ellis Park.

Malan next played for the Springboks in 1992, when he earned five international caps for South Africa that year, the first of which was against the All Blacks at Ellis Park, which the Springboks lost 24 to 27, as well as the following test against Australia, which was also lost. He then played in two tests against France in France, winning one and losing one. Malan's last test was on 14 November 1992 against England. Malan was known as a strong ball winner in the lineout.


In 2000 he was inducted into the University of Pretoria Hall of fame.[1]


  1. ^ "Hall of fame/Roemsaal". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2016-07-13.

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