1964 Wales rugby union tour
|1964 Wales rugby union tour|
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.
Scores and results list Wales' points tally first.
|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|
- Manager: David.J. Phillips (Died of a heart attack only a few weeks after returning home from the tour).
- M. Young (Bridgend RFC)
- 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.