Jacobus Gerhardus Marthinus van Zyl
|Also Known As:||"Buurman", "Kolonel"|
|Birthplace:||Plaas Driekop, Kenhardt, Benede Oranje, Northern Cape, South Africa|
|Cause of death:||Heart Attack|
|Occupation:||Rugby coach - Northern Transvaal, Colonal in Army|
|Managed by:||Private User|
About Jacobus Gerhardus Marthinus van Zyl
Buurman van Zyl was also a fantastic athlete and was a member of the Olympic Team for South Africa as "Spiesgooier" javelin in 1936. He was a world wide renowned rugby coach, administrator and served for 15 years as vice president for the SA Rugby Board and 27 years as member of the international Rugby board.