Robert Loftus Owen Versfeld (c.1862 - 1932)

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Nicknames: "Loftus"
Death: Died
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About Robert Loftus Owen Versfeld

The hallowed rugby ground Loftus Versfeld, was named in his honour. Loftus Versfeld, Petroria, became a rugby ground in 1909 when it was called the Eastern Sports Ground. It was renamed Loftus Versfeld in 1933 after Robert Versfeld, who formed the first rugby club in Pretoria in 1888. Robert Versfeld was one of four rugby playing brothers; two of whom, Oupa and Hasie, were Springboks in 1891 against the first British touring team. In 1908 Loftus founded the Pretoria Rugby Sub-Union, which became the Northern Transvaal Rugby Union in 1938.

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Robert Loftus Owen Versfeld's Timeline

December 7, 1862
September 16, 1890
Age 27
May, 1932
Age 69