Fairy Heatlie

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Fairy Heatlie
Birth name Barry Heatlie
Date of birth (1872-04-25)April 25, 1872
Place of birth Worcester, Western Cape
Date of death August 19, 1951(1951-08-19) (aged 79)
Place of death Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
South Africa
Correct as of 15 October 2007

Barry "Fairy" Heatlie (25 April 1872 - 19 August 1951)[1] was a rugby union player, representing both South Africa and Argentina. He was the fifth captain of the South African rugby union team and is attributed as the man who gave the Springboks their famous green jersey.[2]

His contributions to the early development of South African rugby were recognised in 2009 with his induction into the IRB Hall of Fame.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Fairy Heatlie player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ a b "IRB Hall of Fame: The 2009 Induction" (PDF) (Press release). International Rugby Board. 2009-10-27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 

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See also[edit]


  • Difford, Ivor The History of South African Rugby
  • Clayton, Keith Legends of South African Rugby
  • Dobsin, Paul Bishops Rugby
  • Parker, A.C. W.P.Centenary 1883 - 1983
  • Craven, Danie Springbok Annals 1891 - 1964
  • Dobson, Paul Rugby in South Africa 1861 - 1988
  • Greyvenstein, Chris Springbok Rugby: An Illustrated History
  • Parker, A.C. The Springboks 1891 - 1970
  • Stent, R.K. 100 Years of Rugby
  • Dobson, Paul 30 Super Springboks