Ian Kirkpatrick (South African rugby player)

Ian Kirkpatrick
Full name Alexander Ian Kirkpatrick
Date of birth (1930-07-25)25 July 1930
Place of birth Bloemfontein, South Africa
Date of death 18 November 2012(2012-11-18) (aged 82)
Place of death Somerset West, South Africa
School Kimberley Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Griqualand West
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1953–61 South Africa 13 (0)

Alexander Ian Kirkpatrick (25 July 1930 - 18 November 2012) was a South African rugby union player, who played international rugby for his country on 13 occasions from 1953 to 1961.[1] In his home country he is best known as a coach, where he led Griqualand West to victory in the Currie Cup in 1970, and in 1978 took on the role as the director of coaching for the South African Rugby Board.[2]


  1. ^ "Ian Kirkpatrick". espnscrum.com. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Former Bok Dies". iafrica.com. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
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