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Jan Hendrik Ellis
is a South Africa
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n former rugby union
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, who played flanker. He played 38 times for the Springboks
The South African national rugby union team are 2009 British and Irish Lions Series winners. They are currently ranked as the fourth best team in the IRB World Rankings and were named 2008 World Team of the Year at the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards.Although South Africa was instrumental...
, which at that time was a record.
Ellis played in his first Test for the Springboks on July 31, 1965 against New Zealand. He played his last test against the same team on July 24, 1976.
Ellis also played in the Presidents XV on March 31, 1973 against Scotland
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Selected for the South African team 38 times
7 tests, 21 points
Selected times per year: 4 in 1965, 4 in 1967, 6 in 1968, 5 in 1969, 6 in 1970, 4 in 1971, 1 in 1972, 6 in 1974, 1 in 1976