Ferdie Aston

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Ferdie Aston
Full name Fitzmaurice Thomas Drake Aston
Date of birth (1871-09-18)18 September 1871
Place of birth Cheltenham, England
Date of death (1926-10-15) 15 October 1926 (age 89)
Notable relative(s) Randolph Aston, brother
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing / Outside Centre
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1896 South Africa 4 (6)
correct as of 15 October 2007.

Fitzmaurice "Ferdie" Thomas Drake Aston (18 September 1871 – 15 October 1926) was an English-born South African rugby union player. He was capped four times for South Africa, captaining them in three Tests.

Aston made his debut appearance for South Africa on 30 July 1896, when a British Isles team came to South Africa. The game was played in Port Elizabeth, and won by the British, eight points to nil. Aston was also captain on that day. He was capped again on 22 August, again as captain in Johannesburg at Wanderers, South Africa going down 17 to eight.

Aston captained South Africa again on 29 August against the British Isles in Kimberley, which South Africa also lost, three points to nine. He did not skipper the final game on 5 September in Cape Town at Newlands, though South Africa won this game, five to nil. He did not play for South Africa again after the tour.

Aston died in 1926.

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