Transvaal’s Wilf Rosenberg was recognized
as one of South Africa’s great
rugby stars while still a teenager. He
played in his first Test international
match in 1955 against Great Britain. He
toured internationally with the South
African team until 1959, when he
turned professional for the Leeds (England)
Rugby League Club.
In 1960–61, Rosenberg broke the
Leeds single season scoring record
with 48 tries, a record that still stands.
Following his playing career,
Rosenberg was the rugby columnist for
South Africa’s Sunday Times for 18
years, and he continues to be a journalist
for overseas newspapers and magazines.
He is a TV rugby commentator
for the South African Broadcasting
Company and, during the rugby season,
hosts his own program, Wilf’s