1960 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia and South Africa

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1960 New Zealand tour in Australia and South Africa
Type P W D L
Total: 31 25 2 4
Test match: 5 2 2 3
Opp. P W D L
Union of South Africa South Africa 4 1 1 2
Rhodesia Rhodesia[1] 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1960 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa, was a series of rugby union match played by New Zealand national rugby union team (the All Blacks) in South Africa and Rhodesia.

It was a very discussed tour, due the fact that South African authorities, imposed the exclusion of Maori players from the team. This racist politics created a lot of controversy in New Zealand. (see Halt All Racist Tours)

New Zealand Rugby union then refused any other tour for the successive 10 years until Maori players participation was accepted in 1970. In that occasion South African authorities, gave them the ridiculous definition of "Honorary Whites", but controversies remained. In 1976, all the African countries boycotted Olympic Games in protest at the All Blacks' tour of South Africa.

Then, the 1981 Springboks' tour, was contested by a large part of New Zealand public opinion, with riots and demonstrations.

In 1985 public opinion convinced NZRU to cancel another tour in South Africa. Only with the end of apartheid, in 1992 all this controversy had a finish.

Also outside the political troubles, the results of the tour wasn't good in any case for All Blacks, that lost the series with only a victory and a draw in the 4 match series against the Springboks

Results[edit]

In Australia[edit]

No test match was played.

Scores and results list All Blacks' points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
New South Wales 27 0 14 May 1960 Moore Park, Sydney Tour match
Queensland 32 3 14 May 1960 Moore Park, Sydney Tour match
Victoria-South Australia 30 6 17 May 1960 Wade Park, Orange Tour match
New South Wales Country 38 6 17 May 1960 Wade Park, Orange Tour match
Western Australia 57 0 21 May 1960 Leederville Oval, Perth Tour match

In Africa[edit]

Scores and results list All Blacks' points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Northern Universities 45 6 28 May 1960 Olen Park, Potchefstroom Tour match
Natal 6 6 31 May 1960 Kings Park, Durban Tour match
Giqualand West 21 9 4 June 1960 De Beers Stadium, Kimberley Tour match
SW Africa 27 3 8 June 1960 Windhoek Tour match
Boland 16 0 11 June 1960 Boland Stadium, Wellington Tour match
West. Prov. Universities 14 3 15 June 1960 Newlands, Cape Town Tour match
Northern Transvaal 27 3 18 June 1960 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Tour match
South Africa 0 13 25 June 1960 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Test Match
A Rhodesian XV 13 9 29 June 1960 Kitwe Tour match
Rhodesia 29 14 2 July 1960 Slamis Stadium, Salisbury Tour match
Orange Free State 8 9 6 July 1960 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Tour match
Junior Springboks 20 6 9 July 1960 Kings Park, Durban Tour match
Eastern Province 16 3 13 July 1960 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth Tour match
Western Province 20 8 16 July 1960 Newlands, Cape Town Tour match
SW District 18 6 19 July 1960 Oudtshoorn Tour match
South Africa 11 3 23 July 1960 Newlands, Cape Town Test Match
Central Universities 21 12 27 July 1960 Border RU Ground, East London Tour match
Eastern Transvaal 11 6 30 July 1960 PAM Brink, Springs Tour match
SA Combined Services 3 8 3 August 1960 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Tour match
Transvaal 19 3 6 August 1960 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Tour match
Western Transvaal 28 3 9 August 1960 Olen Park, Potchefstroom Tour match
South Africa 11 11 13 August 1960 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Test Match
North-Eastern Districts 15 6 17 August 1960 Aliwal North Tour match
Border 30 3 20 August 1960 Border RU Ground, East London Tour match
South Africa 3 8 27 August 1960 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth Test Match
A Transvaal XV 9 3 3 September 1960 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Tour match

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ not officially recognized by NZRU as a test match

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