Gavin Johnson (rugby player)
|Birth name||Gavin Keith Johnson|
|Date of birth||17 October 1966|
|Place of birth||Louis Trichardt, Limpopo, South Africa|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)|
|School||Capricorn High School|
|Rugby union career|
Gavin Keith Johnson (born 17 October 1966) is a former South African rugby union player who played for South Africa between 1993 and 1995. He played as a wing or a fullback and was a member of the squad that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
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. 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.
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.
|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|
- List of South Africa national rugby union players – Springbok no. 604
- "Gavin Keith Johnson". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
- Van Rooyen, Quintus (1997). S.A. Rugby Writers Annual 1997. Montana Park: SA Rugby Writers' Society. p. 115. ISBN 0620209607.
- Colquhoun, Andy (1999). The South African Rugby Annual 1999. Cape Town: MWP Media Sport. p. 276. ISBN 0958423148.
- Colquhoun, Andy (1999). The South African Rugby Annual 1999. Cape Town: MWP Media Sport. p. 148. ISBN 0958423148.