Tommie Symons

Die oud-Transvaalvleuel- en senter Tommy Symons, ook bekend as die Simmer Express, is Woensdagoggend op 68-jarige leeftyd in die Zuid-Afrikaanse hopitaal in Pretoria aan ‘n nierkwaal oorlede.

Thomas Alfred Williams Symons het tussen 1966 en 1977 in altesaam 85 wedstryde vir Transvaal gespeel en was een van die ongelukkiges om nie Springbok te word nie. Hy het wel in 1971 vir die Gaselle teen Argentinië gespeel.

Nadat hy in 1966 in ses wedstryde altesaam 20 pte vir die Rooibontes aangeteken het, het hy eers weer in 1971 weer vir Transvaal gespeel.

Hy het onder meer teen die Franse van ‘71, die Curriebekereindstryde van 1971 en ‘72 en die ’74 Britse Leeus gespeel.

Played Rugby for Transvaal from 1966 – 1977 and still holds the record for the most Currie Cup Tries for Transvaal.

Tommie also played for the Junior Springboks, Gazelles, SA XV, Northern Provinces and Free State Riemlanders.

He played +/- 160 Provincial and International games and hold the record for the most number of tries (5) scored against an overseas side.

An unsuccessful operation to a broken hip six years ago was followed by a second operation performed by Dr Charl Olivier which was very successful. Dr Olivier had to operate again after a hijacking incident when Tommie’s hip was again badly broken. By favouring the hip the knee finally gave in and for the past 6 years he has been on crutches and suffering continuous pain.

Dr Eugene Pelser recently performed a knee replacement, only made possible by the generosity of others and the involvement of Sport Legends Trust who used their network to get a much needed prosthesis donated.

Recovery was slow but steady and Tommie was committed to helping Sport Legends Trust raise much need funds in order to help other Sporting Legends who find themselves in similar situations.

Sadly Tommie passed away from and unrelated illness early in 2013.

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