Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Rugby
Inducted: 1994
Country: South Africa
Born: June 18, 1934 in Capetown, South Africa

Rosenberg, third from left,
passes to his wing.


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 Whistle.

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