• Short Summary

    Rugby, and South Africa's Springboks put on a thrilling display on Saturday (27 August) when they beat a talented `Rest of the World' side captained by Ireland's Willy John McBride by 45 points to 24.

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    Rugby, and South Africa's Springboks put on a thrilling display on Saturday (27 August) when they beat a talented `Rest of the World' side captained by Ireland's Willy John McBride by 45 points to 24. The match, which marked the opening of Pretoria's rebuilt Loftus Versfeld stadium, pitted the polished team performance of the Springboks against the brilliant individual flair of the World Fifteen. South Africa scored six tries, with fly-half Robbie Blair kicking five penalties and three conversions to seal the victory. Here are the highlights of the match.

    Tries were scored by (South Africa): Theuns Stofberg (Orange Free State) (2); Gerrie Germishuis (Orange free State); Hermanus Potgieter (Orange Free State); Barry Wolmarans (Orange Free State); and Dawie Snyman (Western Province) (World XV); Jean-Luc Averous (France) (2); Paul McLean (Australia); and Andy Haden (New Zealand).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2R4ALQNFEJG7RTR6LINCNOED2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2R4ALQNFEJG7RTR6LINCNOED2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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