Syd Ashley

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Syd Ashley
Full name Sydney Ashley
Date of birth (1880-02-23)23 February 1880
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Date of death 20 January 1959(1959-01-20) (aged 78)
Place of death Somerset West, South Africa
School Diocesan College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 19 July 2010
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1903 South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 19 July 2010

Sydney "Syd" Ashley (23 February 1880 – 20 January 1959) was a South African international rugby union player. Born in Cape Town, he attended Diocesan College before playing provincial rugby for Western Province. He made his only Test appearance for South Africa during Great Britain's 1903 tour. He played at centre for the 2nd Test of the series, a 0–0 draw in Kimberley.[1] Ashley died in 1959, in Somerset West, at the age of 78.[2]


  1. ^ "Syd Ashley". Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  2. ^ "South Africa / Players & Officials / Syd Ashley". Scrum. Retrieved 2010-09-05.