1949 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa

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1949 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa
Summary
P W D L
Total
25 15 04 06
Test match
04 00 00 03
Opponent
P W D L
 South Africa
4 0 0 4

1949 saw the second full tour of South Africa by a representative New Zealand rugby union team (the New Zealand national rugby union team). The All Blacks achieved a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 4 draws, and they lost the test series 4–0.

The New Zealand union left Maori players out of the 30-man tour squad to meet apartheid conditions set by South Africa. "Johnny Smith, Ben Couch and Vince Bevan ... were not considered for the South African tour because they were Maori. All three would surely have otherwise gone to South Africa."[1] Smith's official All Black profile now acknowledges "the unforgivable weakness shown by New Zealand rugby".[2]

As this tour took place, a simultaneous Australia tour to New Zealand led to the unusual situation of two All Black tests on 3 September 1949, in Durban and Wellington. The All Blacks lost both. One reason for New Zealand affording the Australian series test status was to allow Maori players excluded from South Africa to earn caps.[1]

Matches[edit]

Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Western Province Universities 11 9 31 May 1949 Newlands, Cape Town Tour Match
Boland 8 5 4 June 1949 Boland Stadium, Wellington Tour Match
South Western Districts 21 3 8 June 1949 Oudtshoorn Ground, Oudtshoorn Tour Match
Eastern Province 6 3 11 June 1949 Crusader Ground, Port Elizabeth Tour Match
Border 0 9 15 June 1949 Recreation Ground, East London Tour Match
Natal 8 0 18 June 1949 Kingsmead, Durban Tour Match
Western Transvaal 19 3 22 June 1949 Kruger Park, Potchefstroom Tour Match
A Transvaal XV 6 3 25 June 1949 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Tour Match
Orange Free State 9 9 29 June 1949 Kroonstad Ground, Kroonstad Tour Match
Eastern Transvaal 5 6 2 July 1949 PAM Brink Stadium, Springs Tour Match
Western Province 6 3 9 July 1949 Newlands, Cape Town Tour Match
South Africa 11 15 16 July 1949 Newlands, Cape Town First Test
Transvaal 13 3 23 July 1949 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Tour Match
Rhodesia 8 10 27 June 1949 Hartsfield, Bulawayo Tour Match
Rhodesia 3 3 30 June 1949 Old Hararians' Ground, Salisbury Tour Match
Northern Transvaal 6 3 6 August 1949 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Tour Match
South Africa 6 12 13 August 1949 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Second Test
Northern Universities 17 3 17 August 1949 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Tour Match
Griqualand West 8 6 20 August 1949 De Beer's Stadium, Kimberley Tour Match
North-Eastern Districts 28 3 24 August 1949 Aliwal North Ground, Aliwal North Tour Match
Orange Free State 14 9 27 August 1949 Springbok Park, Bloemfontein Tour Match
South Africa 3 9 3 September 1949 Kingsmead, Durban Third Test
Border 6 6 10 September 1949 Recreation Ground, East London Tour Match
South Africa 8 11 17 September 1949 Crusader Ground, Port Elizabeth Fourth Test
Cape Town Clubs 11 11 21 September 1949 Newlands, Cape Town Tour Match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Palenski, Ron (2003). Century in Black: 100 years of All Black test rugby. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder Moa Beckett. p. 184. ISBN 1-86958-937-8. 
  2. ^ Knight, Lyndsay. "Johnny Smith". allblacks.com. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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