Gavin Johnson (rugby player)

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Gavin Johnson
Birth nameGavin Keith Johnson
Date of birth (1966-10-17) 17 October 1966 (age 53)
Place of birthLouis Trichardt, Limpopo, South Africa
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
SchoolCapricorn High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–1999 Saracens 37 (363)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–1997 Transvaal 69 (821)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 Gauteng Lions 8 (114)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–1995 South Africa 7 (86)

Gavin Keith Johnson (born 17 October 1966) is a former South African rugby union player who played for South Africa between 1993 and 1995.[1] He played as a wing or a fullback and was a member of the squad that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Career[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Johnson made his provincial debut for Transvaal in 1993 and in the same year gained selection for the South African Barbarians, to tour the United Kingdom.[2] Johnson played 69 games for the Transvaal and scored 821 points, which at the time was the second most by a Transvaal player, after that of Gerald Bosch.[3]

International[edit]

He played his first test match for the Springboks on 13 November 1993 against Argentina in Buenos Aires. In all, he played in seven Test matches for the Springboks, 3 of whom were at the 1995 World Cup. He also played in 5 tour matches in which he scored 87 points.[4]

Test history[edit]

No. Opposition Result (SA 1st) Position Points Date Venue
1.  Argentina 52–23 Fullback 22 (1 try, 4 conversion, 3 penalties) 13 Nov 1993 Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium, Buenos Aires
2.  New Zealand 18–18 Wing 13 (1 try, 1 conversion, 2 penalties) 6 Aug 1994 Eden Park, Auckland
3.  Argentina 42–22 Fullback 8 Oct 1994 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth
4.  Samoa 60–8 Fullback 28 (3 try, 5 conversion, 1 penalties) 13 Apr 1995 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
5.  Romania 21–8 Fullback 11 (1 conversion, 3 penalties) 30 May 1995 Newlands, Cape Town
6.  Canada 20–0 Wing 3 Jun 1995 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth
7.  Samoa 42–14 Wing 12 (3 conversion, 2 penalties) 10 Jun 1995 Ellis Park, Johannesburg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gavin Keith Johnson". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  2. ^ Van Rooyen, Quintus (1997). S.A. Rugby Writers Annual 1997. Montana Park: SA Rugby Writers' Society. p. 115. ISBN 0620209607.
  3. ^ Colquhoun, Andy (1999). The South African Rugby Annual 1999. Cape Town: MWP Media Sport. p. 276. ISBN 0958423148.
  4. ^ Colquhoun, Andy (1999). The South African Rugby Annual 1999. Cape Town: MWP Media Sport. p. 148. ISBN 0958423148.

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