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    AUSTRALIA ACHIEVED THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF RECENT YEARS IN INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL WHEN THEY BEAT SOUTH AFRICA AT NEWLANDS, CAPETOWN ON SATURDAY (AUG 10) BY NINE POINTS TO FIVE.

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    AUSTRALIA ACHIEVED THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF RECENT YEARS IN INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL WHEN THEY BEAT SOUTH AFRICA AT NEWLANDS, CAPETOWN ON SATURDAY (AUG 10) BY NINE POINTS TO FIVE.AUSTRALIA SCORED WITH A DROPPED GOAL, A PENALTY GOAL AND A TRY TO THEIR OPPONENT'S CONVERTED PENALTY TRY.IT WAS SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST DEFEAT IN THEIR LAST 16 INTERNATIONAL MATCHES.

    THE TEAMS, PLAYING A FOUR-MATCH SERIES, ARE NOW LEVEL AT ONE MATCH EACH, WITH TWO TO PLAY.SOUTH AFRICA WON THE FIRST GAME 14-3.

    MAGNIFICENT TACKLING, TREMENDOUS FORAZRD PLAY AND OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL DISPLAYS BY SCRUM-HALF KEN CATCHPOLE AND NEW ZEALAND-BORN WING-FORWARD GREG DAVIS LED AUSTRALIA TO THEIR GREAT VICTORY.PLAYING UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS - WITH A WET BALL AND A MUDDY PITCH - THE TOURISTS SEIZED EVERY OPPORTUNITY.

    THE MATCH OPENED DRAMATICALLY.AFTER A SUPERB 80-YARD RUN BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN WING THREE-QUARTER JANNIE ENGELBRECHT IN THE EIGHTH MINUTE, THE REFEREE, CAPTAIN PIET MYBURGH, RULED THAT TOM BEDFORD, SOUTH AFRICAN WING FORWARD, HAD BEEN OBSTRUCTED AND AWARDED A PENALTY TRY.KEITH OXLEE CONVERTED AND SOUTH AFRICA WERE FIVE POINTS AHEAD.

    IN THE CLOSING MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF AUSTRALIA WENT AHEAD WITH A TRY BY WING THREE-QUARTER JIM BOYCE AND A DROPPED GOAL BY FLY-HALF PHIL HAWTHORNE, TO LEAD 6-5 AT HALF-TIME.THEY INCREASED THEIR SLENDER LEAD IN THE 28TH MINUTE OF THE SECOND HALF WHEN FULL-BACK TERRY CASEY KICKED A PENALTY GOAL, AND THE TOURISTS HELD ON TO THE END.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9JH5ZLFO8HVH9XMBJ9AJD9GQF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JH5ZLFO8HVH9XMBJ9AJD9GQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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