Wilf Rosenberg dies


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Wilf Rosenberg, one of the school’s five Springbok rugby players passed away in Israel on Monday. He was 84 years old.

He matriculated in 1951 and was in Sable House.

He played first team rugby in 1950 and 1951 and first team cricket in 1951 and was awarded full colours for both rugby and cricket.

After school he played nine games for Transvaal, scoring three tries and five Tests for the Springboks, scoring two tries.

In 1959 he switched to Rugby League and helped Leeds win the Championship title in 1960–61. His 48 tries in a single season is still a record at the club.

The five Jeppe Springboks are: Des Sinclair, Wilf Rosenberg, James Dalton, Brent Moyle and S’bu Nkosi.