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1964 Wales rugby union tour of Africa

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The 1964 Wales rugby union tour of Africa was a collection of friendly rugby union games undertaken by the Wales national rugby union team to Africa. The tour also took in five matches against African regional and invitational teams with one test against South Africa. This was the first official Wales tour to the southern hemisphere; Wales' first match outside Europe (and thus their first match in the Southern Hemisphere) was played against East Africa on Tuesday May 12 1964.

1964 Wales rugby union tour of Africa
Summary
P W D L
Total
05 03 00 02
Test match
01 00 00 01
Opponent
P W D L
 South Africa
1 0 0 1

The tour was not a success for Wales. Under the leadership of Clive Rowlands, Wales won the opening two games, but were unconvincing in the second match against Boland. The South African test at Durban saw Wales lose by the largest margin in forty years.

ResultsEdit

Scores and results list Wales' points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
East Africa 26 8 12 May 1964 RFUEA Ground, Nairobi Tour match
Boland 17 6 19 May 1964 Wellington Tour match
South Africa 3 24 23 May 1964 Kings Park, Durban Test Match
Northern Transvaal 9 22 27 May 1964 Pretoria Tour match
Orange Free State 14 6 30 May 1964 Bloemfontein Tour match

Touring partyEdit

  • Manager: David.J. Phillips (Died of a heart attack only a few weeks after returning home from the tour).

(1907-1964)

Full backsEdit

(1936- )

Three-quartersEdit

(1938-1996)

(1939-2014)

(1940- )

(1941- )

1941- )

Half backsEdit

(1938- )

(1942- )

(1942- )

ForwardsEdit

(1939-2005)

(1934-2003)

(1942- )

(1936- )

(1937-1995)

(1937- )

(1941- )

(1940-2012)

(1933- )

(1938- )

MatchesEdit

East AfricaEdit

12 May 1964
17:00 EAT (UTC+3)
  East Africa 8–26 Wales  
Try: Andrews(1)
Con: Young (1)
Pen: Young (1)
Try: Bebb (1)
Dawes (1)
Jones (2)
Gale (1)
Con: Bradshaw (4)
Pen: Bradshaw (1)
Ngong Road Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Attendance: 6000
Referee: G.E. Neville (Kenya R.R.S)
Touch Judge M.I. Parker

South AfricaEdit

23 May 1964
  South Africa 24–3 Wales  
Try: Hopwood
Marais
Smith
Con: Oxlee (3)
Pen: Oxlee (2)
Drop: Wilson
Pen: Bradshaw
Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: G.K. Engelbrecht (South African Rugby Union)

BibliographyEdit

  • Billot, John (1974). Springboks in Wales. Ferndale: Ron Jones Publications.
  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.

ReferencesEdit