1961 Ireland rugby union tour of South Africa

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1961 Ireland tour in South Africa
Type P W D L
Total: 4 3 0 1
Test match: 1 0 0 1
Opp. P W D L
Union of South Africa South Africa 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

1961 Ireland rugby union tour of South Africa. Between 1906 and 1960 South Africa had played Ireland on five occasions. However all of these games had been played in Ireland. In 1960 South Africa had beaten Ireland 8–3 at Lansdowne Road. The following year Ireland embarked on their first tour of South Africa. Among the touring party was Tony O'Reilly who had previously toured South Africa with the British Lions in 1955. The tour began with a full international at Newlands Stadium which Ireland lost 24–8. Tom Kiernan scored all of Ireland's points with a try, a conversion and a penalty.[1] Four members of this touring party – Niall Brophy, Tom Kiernan, Syd Millar and Bill Mulcahy – would return to South Africa with the British Lions in 1962. Kiernan, Millar and Ronnie Dawson, as a coach, would also return with the Lions in 1968.

Matches[edit]

Scores and results list Ireland's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
South Africa 8 24 13 May 1961 Olen Park, Cape Town Test Match
South West District XV 11 6 17 May 1961 Kings Park, Mossel Bay Tour match
Western Transvaal 16 6 20 May 1961 De Beers Stadium, Potchefstroom Tour match
Rhodesia 24 0 24 May 1961 Salisbury Tour match
Boland 16 0 11 June 1960 Boland Stadium, Wellington Tour match


Touring party[edit]

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