50,000 fans crowded the Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa, July 23, to see the second rugby Test match between New Zealand (The All Blacks) and South Africa (The Springboks).
50,000 fans crowded the Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa, July 23, to see the second rugby Test match between New Zealand (The All Blacks) and South Africa (The Springboks). The New Zealanders, defeated 13-0 in the first Test at Johannesburg, had their revenge by gaining a dominating grip on the game in the second half and going on to win by 11 points to 3. (A goal, a penalty-goal and a dropped goal for New Zealand, and an unconverted try for South Africa.)
Opening with vigorous attacking, the All Blacks opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Don Clarke, from 35 yards out, caught a pass from Chris Koch and went over near the corner flag. This seemed to spark off great determination in the Springbok forward line. Persistently pressing on, their efforts were rewarded in the 31st minute when Oxlee dived over. The result remained at 3-3 until half time.
Resuming with the sun in their eyes, the All-Blacks were soon forced on the defensive by the Springbok's drive. After many near misses in the early stage, the tables were turned and the All-Blacks came back with a series of near misses. With seven minutes plus injury time left the All-Blacks persistent pressure was rewarded when Meads crossed far out and Don Clarke converted to make it 8-3. His conversion gave Clarke 101 points for the South African tour so far.
Clarke was not finished yet. Three minutes from the final whistle he gathered a long pass from Briscoe, steadied himself, and put over a left-footed drop from close on 50 yards to register the final score...11-3.
Both teams have two more Tests to play before the series ends.