Fred Alexander (rugby union)

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Fred Alexander
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Full name Frederick Augustus Alexander
Date of birth (1870-12-30)30 December 1870
Place of birth Malmesbury, South Africa
Date of death 20 April 1937(1937-04-20) (aged 66)
Place of death Johannesburg, South Africa
School Kimberley Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Forward
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Griqualand West
correct as of 19 July 2010.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1891 South Africa 2 (0)
correct as of 19 July 2010.

Frederick Augustus "Fred" Alexander (30 December 1870 – 20 April 1937) was a South African international rugby union player. Born in Malmesbury, he attended Kimberley Boys' High School before playing provincial rugby for Griqualand West (now known as the Griquas). He made his only two Test appearances for South Africa during Great Britain's 1891 tour. Alexander was selected to play as a forward in the 1st and 2nd matches of the series, both of which South Africa lost.[1] Alexander died in 1937, in Johannesburg, at the age of 66.[2]


  1. ^ "Fred Alexander". Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ "South Africa / Players & Officials / Fred Alexander". Scrum. Retrieved 2010-07-16.