Former Springbok centre and referee Wynand Mans has passed away at the age of 76.
Mans played two Tests for the Boks in 1965, against Ireland and Scotland, during which he scored a try and kicked a conversion.
He also played in 19 other Bok matches, scoring 14 tries, 30 conversions, six penalties and a drop goal.
Mans later became a top-level referee in the 1980s.
Wynand Mans, groot Gimmie , oud skeidsregter , gesinsman en “gentleman” is oorlede, mooi loop Oom Wynand, mag die Son van Geregtigheid jou altyd bestraal 🙏
— Kobus Wiese (@4KobusWiese) December 6, 2018
RIP Wynand (Nassie) Mans, was the previous Paarl Gym Springbok ’65 spanning an absence period of 19 years where our school did not have a representative until I was lucky enough to become the next Springbok ’84, in the period of sports isolation @gimnasiumpaarl
— Schalk Burger (@skalabrak) December 6, 2018
RIP Wynand Mans.. One of the best of his generation https://t.co/lOSLVE3CCR
— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) December 7, 2018