• Short Summary

    The controversial rugby test series between New Zealand's All Blacks and the Springboks in South Africa, which caused the massive walk-out in the Olympic Games, began in Durban on Saturday (24 July) with a resounding defeat for the tourists.

  • Description

    The controversial rugby test series between New Zealand's All Blacks and the Springboks in South Africa, which caused the massive walk-out in the Olympic Games, began in Durban on Saturday (24 July) with a resounding defeat for the tourists.

    SYNOPSIS: The Springboks kicked off in the first half. From the start the All Blacks tried hard to avenge their defeat a week earlier at the hands of a provincial side, Western Province, in which they were beaten 12-11. Bryn Williams soon dropped a penalty kick over the bar to put the visitors three points into the lead.

    The Springboks rallied to equalise the score, where it stayed until half time, with a penalty kick of their own.

    The game warmed up a little in the second half, with a try by number 13, centre Lyn Jaffray, within the first thirty seconds of the kick-off to put New Zealand four points ahead at seven-three.

    But South Africa quickly struck back with a converted try by winger Gerrie Germishuys, number 13, to go into the lead for the first time.

    Later, South African scrum half Paul Bayvel laid on a try for new cap Efrich Krantz at number 14 to put the 'Boks even further into the lead.

    Finally, in the last moments of the game, a drop goal by Springbok full-back Ian Robertson, number 15, set the seal on the South Africans' 16 points to seven victory.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MRAXU22NQYZV6DAB4OL6R4Y1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MRAXU22NQYZV6DAB4OL6R4Y1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment