Bob Snedden

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Bob Snedden
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Full name Robert Campbell Ditchburn Snedden
Date of birth (1867-03-20)20 March 1867
Place of birth Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Date of death 3 April 1931(1931-04-03) (aged 64)
Place of death Liskeard, Cornwall
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 3 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1891 South Africa 1 ()
Correct as of 15 October 2007

Robert Campbell Ditchburn Snedden (20 March 1867 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland – 3 April 1931 in Liskeard, Cornwall, England) was a Scottish-born South African rugby union footballer. Snedden played only one Test for South Africa, in which he was captain, in 1891. He played for the Griqualand West province.

The British Isles rugby team embarked on a tour of South Africa in 1891, the season in which South Africa's national side would play its first ever match. Snedden did not play in the first Test, but was promoted into the lineup for the second match, and was named as skipper. He captained South Africa on 29 August 1891 against the British Isles in Kimberley. Only one try was scored in the game, by Great Britain, who won the contest 3 to nil. Snedden did not play in any more Tests for South Africa. He died in Liskeard, England in 1931, aged 64.

He was also a good enough cricketer to play a first-class match for Griqualand West in the 1889/90 season.

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