1969 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa

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1969 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa
Summary
P W D L
Test match
4 0 0 4
Opponent
P W D L
South Africa
4 0 0 4

The 1969 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa was a series played by the Australia national rugby union team between June and September 1969. The "Wallabies " lost the series with Springboks by four tests to nil.

The Matches (not complete)[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Griqualand West 13 21 5 July 1969 Tour Match
SA Gazelles 27 17 26 July 1969 Springs Tour Match
South Africa 11 30 2 August 1969 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Test Match
Griqualand West 14 9 9 August 1969 Tour Match
South Africa 9 16 16 August 1969 Kings Park, Durban Test Match
Orange Free State 25 14 23 August 1969 Tour Match
South Africa 3 11 6 September 1969 Cape Town Test Match
South Africa 8 19 20 September 1969 Bloemfontein Test Match

Squad leadership[edit]

The Wallaby squad was captained by Greg Davis described by Howell as "a leader of men who believed a leader should lead....a single minded flanker who gave no quarter and asked for none".[1] Davis was making his fifth overseas tour with the Wallabies but his first as captain.The former Wallaby and All Black Des Connor was the coach with the traditional title of "Assistant Manager".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howell p189