The 1970 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of matches played between June and August 1970 in South Africa and Rhodesia by the All Blacks.
|1970 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa|
It was one of the longest tours for the All Blacks. It began with two exhibition matches in Australia. An Australian player, Jamie Hendrie, was called to replace the scrum half Sid Going who did not play on Sunday.
For the All Blacks it was a comeback 10 years after the tour of 1960 when the New Zealand rugby union continued to exclude Maori and non-white players from the team in order to accommodate the South African apartheid laws.
The New Zealand Rugby Union refused any other tours for the successive 10 years until New Zealand players of all backgrounds were given the status of "Honorary Whites" allowing them to participate in the 1970 tour under apartheid laws.
Scores and results list All Blacks' points tally first.
Training match in AustraliaEdit
|Western Australia||50||3||14 June 1970||Perry Lakes Stadium, Perth||Tour match|
|A.R.U. President's XV||52||3||14 June 1970||Perry Lakes Stadium, Perth||Tour match|
|Border||28||3||20 June 1970||Border RU Ground, East London||Tour match|
|Paul Roos' XV||43||9||24 June 1970||Goble Stadium, Bethlehem||Tour match|
|Griqualand West||27||3||27 June 1970||De Beers Stadium, Kimberley||Tour match|
|North-West Cape||26||3||1 July 1970||Danie Kuys Stadium, Upington||Tour match|
|SW Africa||16||0||4 July 1970||South-West Stadium, Windhoek||Tour match|
|Eastern Transvaal||24||3||8 July 1970||PAM Brink, Springs||Tour match|
|Transvaal||34||17||11 July 1970||Ellis Park, Johannesburg||Tour match|
|Western Transvaal||21||17||13 July 1970||Olen Park, Potchefstroom||Tour match|
|Orange Free State||30||12||18 July 1970||Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein||Tour match|
|Rhodesia||27||14||21 July 1970||Police Ground, Salisbury||Tour match|
|South Africa||6||17||25 July 1970||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria||Test Match|
|Eastern Province||49||8||1 August 1970||Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth||Tour match|
|Boland||35||9||4 August 1970||Boland Stadium, Wellington||Tour match|
|South Africa||9||8||8 August 1970||Newlands, Cape Town||Test Match|
|South West Districts||36||6||12 August 1970||George R.F.U. Ground, George||Tour match|
|Western Province||29||6||15 August 1970||Newlands, Cape Town||Tour match|
|South African Country||45||8||19 August 1970||Border RU Ground, East London||Tour match|
|Natal||29||8||22 August 1970||Kings Park, Durban||Tour match|
|Southern Universities||20||3||25 August 1970||Newlands, Cape Town||Tour match|
|South Africa||3||14||29 August 1970||Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth||Test Match|
|North-East Cape||85||0||2 September 1970||Danie Craven St., Burgersdorp||Tour match|
|Northern Transvaal||19||15||5 September 1970||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria||Tour match|
|South Africa Gazelles (U.23)||29||25||7 September 1970||Olen Park, Potchefstroom||Tour match|
|South Africa||17||20||12 September 1970||Ellis Park, Johannesburg||Test Match|
Notes and referencesEdit
- Chris Rattue (18 December 2004). "Strewth, doc, how could a rooster like you play for the All Blacks?". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 February 2013.