1970 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa

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1970 New Zealand tour in South Africa and Rhodesia
Type P W D L
Total: 24 21 0 3
Test match: 4 1 0 3
Opp. P W D L
 South Africa 4 1 0 3
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1970 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of matches played between June and August 1970 in South Africa and Rhodesia by the All Blacks.

It was one of the longest tours for the All Blacks. It begun with two exhibition matches in Australia. An Australian player, Jamie Hendrie, was called to replace the scrum half Sid Going who did not play on Sunday.[1]

For the All Blacks it was a comeback 10 years after the tour of 1960 when the South African authorities imposed the exclusion of Maori's people from the team. These racist politics created a lot of controversy in New Zealand.

New Zealand Rugby union then refused any other tour for the successive 10 years until Maori players participation was accepted in 1970. On this occasion South African authorities gave them the definition of "Honorary Whites", but controversies remained.

Results[edit]

Scores and results list All Blacks' points tally first.

Training match in Australia[edit]

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Western Australia 50 3 14 June 1970 Perry Lakes Stadium, Perth Tour match
A.R.U. President's XV 52 3 14 June 1970 Perry Lakes Stadium, Perth Tour match

Tour[edit]

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Border 28 3 20 June 1970 Border RU Ground, East London Tour match
Paul Roos' XV 43 9 24 June 1970 Goble Stadium, Bethlehem Tour match
Giqualand West 27 3 27 June 1970 De Beers Stadium, Kimberley Tour match
North-West Cape 26 3 1 July 1970 Danie Kuys Stadium, Upington Tour match
SW Africa 16 0 4 July 1970 South-West Stadium, Windhoek Tour match
Eastern Transvaal 24 3 8 July 1970 PAM Brink, Springs Tour match
Transvaal 34 17 11 July 1970 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Tour match
Western Transvaal 21 17 13 July 1970 Olen Park, Potchefstroom Tour match
Orange Free State 30 12 18 July 1970 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Tour match
Rhodesia 27 14 21 July 1970 Police Ground, Salisbury Tour match
South Africa 6 17 25 July 1970 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Test Match
Eastern Province 49 8 1 August 1970 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth Tour match
Boland 35 9 4 August 1970 Boland Stadium, Wellington Tour match
South Africa 9 8 8 August 1970 Newlands, Cape Town Test Match
South West Districts 36 6 12 August 1970 George R.F.U. Ground, George Tour match
Western Province 29 6 15 August 1970 Newlands, Cape Town Tour match
South African Country 45 8 19 August 1970 Border RU Ground, East London Tour match
Natal 29 8 22 August 1970 Kings Park, Durban Tour match
Southern Universities 20 3 25 August 1970 Newlands, Cape Town Tour match
South Africa 3 14 29 August 1970 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth Test Match
North-East Cape 85 0 2 September 1970 Danie Craven St., Burgersdorp Tour match
Northern Transvaal 19 15 5 September 1970 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Tour match
South Africa Gazelles (U.23) 29 25 7 September 1970 Olen Park, Potchefstroom Tour match
South Africa 17 20 12 September 1970 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Test Match

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Rattue (18 December 2004). "Strewth, doc, how could a rooster like you play for the All Blacks?". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 

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