1964 Wales rugby union tour

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1964 Wales tour in Africa
Type P W D L
Total: 5 3 0 2
Test match: 1 0 0 1
Opp. P W D L
 South Africa 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1964 Wales rugby union tour of Africa was a collection of friendly rugby union games undertaken by the Wales national rugby union team to Africa. The tour also took in five matches against African regional and invitational teams with one test against South Africa. This was the first official Wales tour to the southern hemisphere; Wales' first match outside Europe (and thus their first match in the Southern Hemisphere) was played against East Africa on Tuesday May 12 1964.

The tour was not a success for Wales. Under the leadership of Clive Rowlands, Wales won the opening two games, but were unconvincing in the second match against Boland. The South African test at Durban saw Wales lose by the largest margin in forty years.

Results[edit]

Scores and results list Wales' points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
East Africa 26 8 12 May 1964 RFUEA Ground, Nairobi Tour match
Boland 17 6 19 May 1964 Wellington Tour match
South Africa 3 24 23 May 1964 Kings Park, Durban Test Match
Northern Transvaal 9 22 27 May 1964 Pretoria Tour match
Orange Free State 14 6 30 May 1964 Bloemfontein Tour match

Touring party[edit]

  • Manager: David.J. Phillips (Died of a heart attack only a few weeks after returning home from the tour).

(1907-1964)

Full backs[edit]

(1936- )

Three-quarters[edit]

(1938-1996)

(1939-2014)

(1940- )

(1941- )

1941- )

Half backs[edit]

(1938- )

(1942- )

(1942- )

Forwards[edit]

(1939-2005)

(1934-2003)

(1942- )

(1936- )

(1937-1995)

(1937- )

(1941- )

(1940-2012)

(1933- )

(1938- )

Matches[edit]

East Africa[edit]

12 May 1964
17:00 EAT (UTC+3)
 East Africa 8–26 Wales 
Try: Andrews(1)
Con: Young (1)
Pen: Young (1)
Try: Bebb (1)
Dawes (1)
Jones (2)
Gale (1)
Con: Bradshaw (4)
Pen: Bradshaw (1)
Ngong Road Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Attendance: 6000
Referee: G.E. Neville (Kenya R.R.S)
Touch Judge M.I. Parker

South Africa[edit]

23 May 1964
 South Africa 24–3 Wales 
Try: Hopwood
Marais
Smith
Con: Oxlee (3)
Pen: Oxlee (2)
Drop: Wilson
Pen: Bradshaw
Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: G.K. Engelbrecht (South African Rugby Union)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Billot, John (1974). Springboks in Wales. Ferndale: Ron Jones Publications. 
  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3. 

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