Patats Cloete

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Patats Cloete
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Birth name Henry Arthur Cloete
Date of birth (1873-06-15)15 June 1873
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Date of death 29 March 1959(1959-03-29) (aged 85)
Place of death Bulawayo, Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 19 July 2010
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1896 South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 19 July 2010

Henry Arthur "Patats" Cloete (15 June 1873 – 29 March 1959) was a South African international rugby union player. Born in Cape Town, he first played provincial rugby for Western Province. He made his only Test appearance for South Africa during Great Britain's 1896 tour. He played as a forward for the 4th Test of the series, a 5–0 win at Newlands Stadium.[1] Cloete died in 1959, in Bulawayo, at the age of 85.[2]


  1. ^ "Patats Cloete". Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  2. ^ "South Africa / Players & Officials / Patats Cloete". Scrum. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
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