Stefanus Petrus Kuhn was born in Krugersdorp on the 12th of June 1935, making him 76 years of age. He started in 19 games on the position of prop and made his test debut in Bloemfontein against the All Blacks on 13 August 1960. The game ended in a draw – South Africa (3) 11 : New Zealand (0) 11.
Avril Malan was the Springbok captain for the game and other teammates included Spiere du Toit, Dick Lockyear, Keith Oxlee and Abie Malan. Wilson Wineray was the All Black captain and Frank McMullen score their try and their fullback Don Clarke converted the try and kicked two penalties for the All Blacks.
In Kuhn’s last game on 17 April 1965, the Springboks went down against Scotland (5)8 – South Africa (0) 5 on Murrayfield in Edinburgh. The number 14-wing, Jannie Engelbrecht scored South Africa’s try (3 points) and Wynand Mans, the number 12-center converted (2 points) it. Avril Malan was still the Springbok captain.
The Scottish number 13, James Shackleton went over for the Scotland’s try (3 points) and the fullback, captain Stewart Wilson made it 5 points. David Chisholm, the Scottish fly-half, added another 3 points with a drop goal and Scotland won with 8 to South Africa’s 5 points.
Fanie Kuhn is a well-known Springbok amongst rugby enthusiast and old-timers that supported the Springboks when men were men and other teams were nervous.
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