A crowd of 60,000 watched South Africa win the fourth Rugby Union Test match and the series against New Zealand, Aug 27, at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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Background: A crowd of 60,000 watched South Africa win the fourth Rugby Union Test match and the series against New Zealand, Aug 27, at Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Springboks scored a goal and a penalty goal giving them eight points, to the All Blacks three points which came through a penalty.
Winning the toss the South African Captain A. Malan gave the New Zealand side the advantage of the 42 m.p.h. wind for the first half. After ten minutes of hard play D. Clarke kicked a penalty and gave the All Blacks a three point lead. From this stage the game developed into a gruelling battle between the forwards.
Before the end of the first half South Africa scored through scrum-half Lockyear who kicked a penalty into the wind and the score was level when the teams left the field.
In the second half the Springbok forwards gained the upper hand and forced the New Zealand half-backs into making mistakes. After nine minutes play M. Pelser broke from the flank in a scrummage and pushed his way over the New Zealand line for a try between the posts. Lockyear took the conversion and the score was eight points to three. With both sides playing a tight game the score remained until the finish.
South Africa won the series by two Tests to one with one drawn.