1980 South Africa rugby union tour of South America

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1980 South Africa tour in South America
Type P W D L
Total: 5 5 0 0
Test match: 2 2 0 0
Opp. P W D L
South America 2 2 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1980 South Africa rugby union tour of South America was a series of six matches played by the South Africa national rugby union team (the Springboks) in Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile in October 1980. The South Africa team won all six of their matches including both test matches against the South American Jaguars.[1]

The tour was a reciprocal visit for the South American Jaguars tour to South Africa earlier in 1980 and the two test matches were originally scheduled to be played in Argentina. The Argentine government subsequently banned the South Africans from visiting Argentina in protest at the South African government's apartheid policies and the internationals were re-arranged for Uruguay and Chile. The South American side was composed entirely of Argentine players.[1]

South Africa's touring party included Errol Tobias, the first non-white player to represent the Springboks.[1]

Matches[edit]

9 October 1980
Paraguay  6–84  South Africa XV

11 October 1980
Invitation XV 18–79  South Africa XV

14 October 1980
British School 13–83  South Africa XV
Estadio Viera, Montevideo

18 October 1980
South American Jaguars 13–22  South Africa
Try: Cubelli, Madero
Con: Porta
Drop: Landajo
Try: Burger, Gerber
Stofberg
Con: Botha 2
Pen: Botha
Drop: Botha
Estadio Viera, Montevideo
Referee: Laurie M. Prideaux (ENG)
South American Jaguars South Africa
Daniel Baetti FB 15 FB Gysie Pienaar
Adolfo Cappelletti W 14 W Ray Mordt
Marcelo Loffreda C 13 C Danie Gerber
Rafael Madero C 12 C Willie du Plessis
Marcelo Campo W 11 W Gerrie Germishuys
(capt.) Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Naas Botha
Tomas Landajo SH 9 SH Divan Serfontein
Carlos Serrano N8 8 N8 Thys Burger
Gabriel Travaglini F 7 F Theuns Stofberg (capt.)
Tomas Petersen F 6 F Rob Louw
Ernesto Ure L 5 L Louis Moolman
Alejandro Iachetti L 4 L Moaner van Heerden
Topo Rodriguez P 3 P Martiens le Roux
Alejandro Cubelli H 2 H Willie Kahts
Fernando Morel P 1 P Richard Prentis
Replacements
Jose Crivelli H 16 Hempies du Toit
Jorge Zerbino 17 Robert Cockrell
Eduardo Cerruti 18 Eben Jansen
Rodolfo Ventura 19 Tommy du Plessis
Javier Escalante 20 De Wet Ras
R. Luque 21 Tim Cocks

25 October 1980
South American Jaguars 16–30  South Africa
Try: Campo, Iachetti
Con: Porta
Pen: Porta
Drop: Porta
Try: Burger, Gerber
Stofberg
Con: Botha 3
Pen: Botha
Drop: Botha
Prince of Wales, Santiago
Referee: Laurie M. Prideaux (ENG)
South American Jaguars South Africa
Daniel Baetti FB 15 FB Gysie Pienaar
Adolfo Cappelletti W 14 W Ray Mordt
Juan Pablo Piccardo C 13 C Danie Gerber
Guillermo Varone C 12 C Willie du Plessis
Marcelo Campo W 11 W Gerrie Germishuys
(capt.) Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Naas Botha
Tomas Landajo SH 9 SH Divan Serfontein
Carlos Serrano N8 8 N8 Morne du Plessis (capt.)
Gabriel Travaglini F 7 F Theuns Stofberg
Jorge Allen F 6 F Rob Louw
Ernesto Ure L 5 L Louis Moolman
Alejandro Iachetti L 4 L Moaner van Heerden
Topo Rodriguez P 3 P Martiens le Roux
Alejandro Cubelli H 2 H Willie Kahts
Fernando Morel P 1 P Richard Prentis

Touring party[edit]

Backs[edit]

  • Gysie Pienaar
  • Tim Cocks
  • Gerrie Germishuys
  • Edrich Krantz
  • Ray Mordt
  • Willie du Plessis

Forwards[edit]

  • Louis Moolman
  • Martiens le Roux
  • Richard Prentis
  • Hempies du Toit
  • Willie Kahts
  • Robert Cockrell

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1981). Rothmans Rugby Yearboook 1981–82. Rothmans Publications Ltd. pp. 52–56. ISBN 090757405X.