Cape Town - The Golden Lions Rugby Union has paid tribute to former Springbok and Transvaal flank Piet Malan, who passed away at the weekend.
Malan, since 2005 the oldest living national player, died at the age of 96 in the early hours of Sunday morning after battling cancer.
Malan's sole international cap came at the age of 30 in 1949 against the All Blacks at St George's Park, a game the Springboks won 11-8.
The Lions expressed their condolences via their official Facebook account on Sunday:
RIP OOM PIET!
The Golden Lions Rugby Union sends condolences to the family of Piet Malan, the oldest Springbok, who passed away today.
Rest in peace and thank you for all you did for Lions Rugby and South African Rugby, Oom Piet.
GLRU president Kevin de Klerk with Piet Malan