• Short Summary

    South Africa beat the touring New Zealand All-Blacks rugby team by 20 points to 17 in the fourth and final test in Johannesburg on Saturday (12 September) and so won the international series by three matches to one.

  • Description

    South Africa beat the touring New Zealand All-Blacks rugby team by 20 points to 17 in the fourth and final test in Johannesburg on Saturday (12 September) and so won the international series by three matches to one.

    A crowd of 67.000, which included the Prime Minister of South Africa, Mr. Vorster and Mr. Ian Smith of Rhodesia, saw the match.

    After a hard first half, marred by several fist-fights, the All-Blacks changed their tactics threw the ball about, and pulled back from 14-3 down at a half-time. But several mistakes by the New Zealanders helped the Springboks to their impressive lead.

    After the turn around the All-Blacks pulled up to only three points behind when a mistake by Kember, the full-back, enabled Roux to send Muller away on the wing to put South Africa clear at 20-14. Kember's fourth penalty goal which followed was by then to no avail.

    McCallum also kicked four penalties for South Africa and they scored two tries.

    New Zealand's try was scored by Bryan Williams, who was sent away on the blindside by Going. Kember converted.

    The tourists, although losing the series, have earned themselves the reputation of being the best side to tour the Republic. They were the first visitors this century to run through the full provincial programme without a defeat. It outscored any team preceding it, both in tour totals and in tries it made.

    The South African captain Dawie de Villers announced his retirement from international rugby after the game.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA45L1QJ1BLU0QI5L5BWDJJYIAD
    Media URN:
    VLVA45L1QJ1BLU0QI5L5BWDJJYIAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    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