• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY TOURISTS BOOSTED THEIR CONFIDENCE FOR THE FORTHCOMING ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL WITH A CONVINCING VICTORY TODAY OVER CARDIFF.

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    THE SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY TOURISTS BOOSTED THEIR CONFIDENCE FOR THE FORTHCOMING ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL WITH A CONVINCING VICTORY TODAY OVER CARDIFF. THEY PLAYED IMPRESSIVELY IN THE FIRST HALF TO LEAD 9-0 AND SCORED TWICE MORE IN THE LAST SEVEN MINUTES FOR A 17-3 VICTORY.

    IN CLEAR SUNNY CONDITIONS AT CARDIFF, THE SPRINGBOKS BEGAN WELL WITH SOME FINE RUNNING FOOTBALL, CULMINATING IN A DROP-GOAL BY OUTSIDE HALF LAWLESS IN THE 13TH MINUTE. AFTER 19 MINUTES, NOMIS BROKE THROUGH THE CARDIFF DEFENCE AND VAN DER MERWE WENT OVER IN THE CORNER. LAWLESS MISSED THE CONVERT, BUT DURING THE FIRST-HALF INJURY TIME, HE WAS SUCCESSFUL WITH A PENALTY GOAL.

    THE SECOND HALF BEGAN AT A MORE SUBDUED PACE, ALTHOUGH CARDIFF BEGAN TO TAKE AN EDGE. THEY WON THEIR FIRST ... AND ONLY ... POINTS WHEN AFTER 58 MINUTES GETHIN KICKED A PENALTY GOAL FROM 30 YARDS. A NOMIS TRY PUSHED THE SPRINGBOKS AHEAD 12-3, THEN ROUX WENT OVER AFTER AN EASY RUN WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT AND DE VILLIERS CONVERTED.

    THE MATCH, THE 12TH OF THE SPRINGBOKS 25-GAME TOUR, WAS NOT INTERRUPTED. POLICE REPELLED A GROUP OF ANTI-APARTHEID DEMONSTRATORS WHO TRIED TO SCALE THE FENCE AROUND THE PITCH AND OUTSIDE AT LEAST 2,000 MARCHERS MADE AN ORDERLY PROTEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WN9K8D955KE1D3PP14TYAKWE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WN9K8D955KE1D3PP14TYAKWE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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