Talk:Morné du Plessis
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Suggested Changes for Accuracy and Emphasis
The below paragraph is wrong for a couple of reasons
- Overemphasis of the 1974 Lions story - Morne wasnt captain and only played 2 tests before being dropped
- There is a long story about a 97-0 win inn a match that Morne didnt even play
- Lastly the Derek Quinnell incident happened in the 1980 Lions tour and not 1974.
- So there is overemphasis on 1974 and underemphasis on 1980 a series in which he captained the Boks
I propose I - Reduce the commentary on 1974.
- A little more about 1980. Not a lot
- Correct the Quinnel reference
- Insert 1980 correctly into the timeline
The errant paragraph follows
In 1974 the Springboks faced the touring British Lions, who swept through South Africa without loss. Winning 19 of their 20 matches on South African soil (plus one in Namibia and another in Rhodesia), the Lions drew only in their last test match, 13-all. Along the way they smashed the hapless South Western Districts 97–0 at the Van Riebeeck Ground, with JJ Williams scoring 6 tries, and Alan Old converting 15 times. Du Plessis played in the first two tests and was dropped for the third (drawn). During the first loose scrum of the first test at Newlands, Du Plessis received an unwarranted punch from Derek Quinnell that almost closed his one eye, but refused to retaliate. The series was noted for the selectors' use of 33 players in an attempt to stem the British tide – only four men played in all four tests. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Biscuit1018 (talk • contribs) 16:39, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
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