1994 South Africa rugby union tour of New Zealand

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1994 South Africa rugby union tour of New Zealand
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The 1994 South Africa rugby union tour of New Zealand was a series of rugby union matches played in New Zealand by the South African national rugby union team, from June - August 1994. The team played 14 matches in total; 11 against several provincial rugby teams and 3 against the New Zealand national rugby union team. South Africa won 10 out of the 11 matches against provincial sides, drawing 1 and lost all 3 matches against the New Zealand national side. The South African coach for the tour was Ian McIntosh.[1] This was the South African team's first tour to New Zealand since the controversial 1981 South Africa rugby union tour, which was received negatively by New Zealanders due to South Africa's Apartheid legislation at the time.[2]


Scores and results list South Africa's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue
King Country 46 10 23 June Owen Delany Park, Taupo
Counties 37 26 25 June The Stadium, Pukekohe
Wellington 36 26 29 June Athletic Park, Wellington
Southland 51 15 2 July Homestead Stadium, Invercargill
Hanan Shield XV 67 19 6 July Fraser Park, Timaru
New Zealand 14 22 9 July Carisbrook, Dunedin
Taranaki 16 12 14 July Rugby Park, New Plymouth
Waikato 38 17 16 July Rugby Park, Hamilton
Manawatu 47 21 20 July The Showgrounds Oval, Palmerston North
New Zealand 9 13 23 July Athletic Park, Wellington
Otago 12 19 27 July Carisbrook, Dunedin
Canterbury 21 11 30 July Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Bay of Plenty 33 12 3 August Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
New Zealand 18 18 6 August Eden Park, Auckland

Touring party[edit]


Gavin Johnson, Andre Joubert, Theo van Rensburg, Chris Badenhorst, James Small, JF (Cabous) van der Westhuizen, Chester Williams, Jannie Claassens, Francois Meiring, Japie Mulder, Pieter Muller, Brendan Venter, Hennie le Roux, Lance Sherrell, Johan Roux, Joost van der Westhuizen


Adriaan Richter, Tiaan Strauss, Wahl Bartmann, Ruben Kruger, Francois Pienaar, Rudolf Straeuli, Fritz van Heerden, Mark Andrews, Stephen Atherton, Adrian Geldenhuys, Krynauw Otto, George Wegner, Kobus Wiese, Keith Andrews, Guy Kebble, Ollie le Roux, Johan le Roux, Balie Swart


  1. ^ "History: The 1994 Springbok tour to New Zealand | Rugby-Talk.com". www.rugby-talk.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Battle lines are drawn - 1981 Springbok tour | NZHistory, New Zealand history online". www.nzhistory.net.nz. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 

Stephen Jones, ed. (1995). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1995–96. Headline. ISBN 0-7472-7816-4.