The New Zealand All-Blacks opened their rugby union tour of South Africa with a convincing 24-0 victory over a Border Invitation team in East London.
Williams scores first try for All Blacks (3 shots)
Scrum and All Blacks second try (2 shots)
MVs Scrum and All Blacks score third try (2 shots)
GV Scrum and All Blacks score another try (3 shots)
MVs Scrum and All Blacks score another try
MVs Scrum and All Blacks score another try (4 shots)
(First few words indistinct) ....shies away from it... Eveleigh...Eveleigh's after it number seven...Eveleigh's still after it ... Going (sid Going) ... Williams ... Williams has scored the first try in South Africa. Robertson it was who really wrenched himself over. Steicher hooked by Summers for him ... lost over the line ... try. (Applause) Going... Bruce ... Fawcett ... Cutting ... he's kicked it over the goal line to Chase ... Fawcett ... a try. (Applause). Three metres out ... there's Gary Seear who was injured a short time ago .. Seear's on the field, they wave him away, three metres out ... Going's put it ... Kirkpatrick ... Going ... a dive ... on the far side it could be Purvis ... it is ... Neil Purvis scores the try. (Applause) Ten metres line and order.........territory ... Sid Going, straight up the middle ... Kirkpatrick ... Kirkpatrick ... Kirkpatrick ... well passed to Williams ... over. (Applause) Taking it through with them, the ball at foot, there's Leslie holding it and finally decides to detach ... Going ... only the way to go on the short side ... Going ... Going ... by himself ... no one to pick it up ... Kirkpatrick fumbles the pass ... it wasn't an easy one ... the kick through. Bruce ... Fawcett ... Fawcett ... Osborne ... gets his boot ... Cross man gets his first touch ... Williams away ... Williams ... unbeatable. (applause)."
New Zealand scored six tries, and would have won by an even wider margin had they had a reliable goalkicker. Full back Kit Fawcett and winger Bryan Williams between them missed ten kicks from reasonable positions. But Williams was still the star of the match. The all-Blacks will play four Test Marches against the Springboks on their South African tour. The first test is scheduled for 24 July in Durban. The tour has not been without its controversy. The team travelled to South Africa via parts of Asia Europe and Africa as Australian workers refused to handle aircraft carrying the team. The South African Council of Sport, a newly formed group of both black and white sports administrators, asked officials in New Zealand to cancel the tour because there would be no Government turned down the request. The Council claims the tour will delay the introduction of completely non-racial sport in South Africa.
SPORT: RUGBY UNION
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Background: The New Zealand All-Blacks opened their rugby union tour of South Africa with a convincing 24-0 victory over a Border Invitation team in East London. South Africa, on Wednesday (30 June). The New Zealanders took some time to settle down and at half time they were leading by a slender 4-0 margin. But after the interval, they delighted a capacity 12,000 crowd with an impressive display of attacking rugby. A description of highlights of the match, now, by a South African Broadcasting Commission commentator.