Sad news as former Springbok wing Syd Nomis, who scored six tries in 25 Tests between 1967 and 1972, passed away from a heart attack earlier today. He was 76.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.

Sydney “Syd” Nomis (born 15 November 1941 in Johannesburg) is a former South African national rugby union player who until 2001 held the record for most consecutive matches (25) played for the Springboks.Nomis is best remembered for tries that he scored against France in 1968 and the All Blacks in 1970.

Along with Okey Geffin, Nomis is considered one of the greatest Jewish rugby players of all time, and is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 1999.

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  1. Rip to a legend, much like speikeries the legend. “Hy kry die bal, daar gaan hy, Sydie Sydie!”

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