PAUL Bayvel, the 1970s Springbok scrumhalf known for his formidable rugby partnership with Bok flyhalf and super-boot Gerald Bosch, has passed away in Hout Bay. He’d suffered from cancer.
The highlight of Paul’s career was playing in all four Tests against the touring All Blacks of 1976, a series the Boks won 3-1.
Mike de Kock expressed his condolences to the Bayvel family, saying: “We got to know Paul in racing when he owned a share of our Summer Cup winner, Rudra. He was a lovely man and we enjoyed his time in the stable. Paul and I were also neighbours in Dainfern for a while.”
Paul was a succesful businessman. He had a fitness gymnasium in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg and then ran a firm selling plastic pipes and fittings before retiring to Cape Town.