Former rugby Springbok Syd Nomis dies

2 June 2006, Jake White, Syd Nomis and Jean De Villiers during the Springbok press conference at the Southern Sun Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
2 June 2006, Jake White, Syd Nomis and Jean De Villiers during the Springbok press conference at the Southern Sun Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Image: Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Former Springbok rugby winger Syd Nomis has died at the age of 76‚ SA Rugby said on Saturday.

South African Rugby @ Springboks tweeted: “A bit of 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. #RIPSyddie”

Until 2001‚ Nomis held the record for most consecutive matches (25) played for the Springboks.

He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

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