• Short Summary

    NEW ZEALAND BEAT SOUTH AFRICA BY SIX POINTS TO THREE IN THE FIRST RUGBY TEST OF THE SERIES, PLAYED AT WELLINGTON ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    NEW ZEALAND BEAT SOUTH AFRICA BY SIX POINTS TO THREE IN THE FIRST RUGBY TEST OF THE SERIES, PLAYED AT WELLINGTON ON SATURDAY. THE NEW ZEALAND POINTS CAME FROM TWO TRIES - AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN POINTS FROM ONE DROPPED GOAL.

    THE HUGE STANDS AT WELLINGTON'S ATHLETIC PARK WERE PACKED WITH FIFTY-THOUSAND PEOPLE AS THE MATCH BEGAN. THEY SAW NEW ZEALAND, HAVING THE ADVANTAGE OF A STRONG WIND BEHIND THEM, FORGE INTO A 6-0 LEAD BY HALF-TIME.

    IN THE SECOND HALF, THE SOUTH AFRICANS REPEATEDLY WENT ON THE ATTACK -- BUT COULD NOT GET THROUGH THE SOLID NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE. SOUTH AFRICA WAS UNLUCKY NOT TO GAIN MORE POINTS. THEIR LOCK FORWARD TINY NAUDE MISSED TWO PENALTIES, WHILE FLY-HALF KEITH OXLEE FAILED IN A SECOND ATTEMPT AT A DROP GOAL.

    THE NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS DOMINATED THE LINEOUTS. IN THE FIRST HALF THE NEW ZEALANDERS GAVE A BRILLIANT DISPLAY OF FORWARD PLAY -- BUT THEY SEEMED TO CRUMBLE A LITTLE IN THE LATER STAGES OF THE GAME.

    THE ALL BLACKS OPENED THEIR SCORE IN THE FOURTH MINUTE WHEN BILL BIRTHWHISTLE WENT ACROSS IN THE CORNER. FULLBACK MICK WILLIMENT MISSED THE CONVERSION. THE SECOND TRY CAME A MINUTE BEFORE HALF-TIME. KEVIN TREMAIN -- A VETERAN OF MANY RUGBY TEST MATCHES -- TOUCHED DOWN OVER THE LINE. THERE WAS SOME DISPUTE ABOUT THE TRY, AS MANY THOUGHT TREMAIN HAD KNOCKED ON BEFORE FALLING ON THE BALL. HOWEVER, THE REFEREE AWARDED THE POINTS.

    SOUTH AFRICA'S POINTS CAME EARLY IN THE SECOND SPELL WHEN KEITH OXLEE DROPPED A GOAL AFTER FORCING A FIVE-YARD SCRUM.

    THERE ARE FOUR TESTS IN THIS YEAR'S SERIES BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH AFRICA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5H59JHIAXM6G1T0HQTYIZZVHA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5H59JHIAXM6G1T0HQTYIZZVHA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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