The McLook rugby collection

A personal collection that tells the story of Springbok rugby

McLook


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Joined Jan 31 2011
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55 years old
Auckland, New Zealand
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I started my collection of rugby pictures, book, video tapes and recordings in 1970.  

As I grew older I wanted to know more about the tours of yesteryear and the old heroes. I wanted a objective view and not hero worship so I started to collect and read about the history of SA rugby. Fortunatly there were people like Maxwell Price, Terry McLean, Rex Sweet, AC Parker, Chris Greyvenstein, Gabriel David, Mark Nicholls and Winston McCarthy who recorded the history as it happened and whose reading have provided me with many hours of joy.

This website is essentially my personal collection in electronic format with some written commentary of information about matches and players. Were possible I add video material of tries and incidents.  The website is of course a hobby and not my full time job so its a work in progress.

I live in New Zealand but have an undying connection with home through a family history spanning back to 1691 when the first of our clan settled in Africa. All my family still lives in South Africa including some ex-Springbok cousins.

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7 Comments

Reply Rudi van Schalkwyk
7:41 PM on November 12, 2013 
Magnificent website. There seems to be a lot of kiwi members for a South African topic?
Reply Flourbomber
9:29 AM on October 9, 2013 
Cheers mate,

So it is 1986 for the Cavaliers

1994 score should read 2 wins for NZ and a draw

1996 should read 2 wins for NZ and 1 win for SA
Reply Flourbomber
7:48 AM on October 8, 2013 
Hi mate,

Hope you don't mind the change of my profile name!

I just noticed on the home page a couple of errors - Cavaliers Tour should be dated 1986 - if it had been 1984 the result may have been different.

Also, the 1994 result should read 2 -0 to NZ with 1 draw.

Cheers,

Mike
Reply Flourbomber
6:38 PM on August 23, 2013 
Please can we also have a "Bring back tours" thread?

Thanks.

Mike
Reply Flourbomber
6:19 PM on August 23, 2013 
Hi man,

can we have a Joost page please?

The great man played our game with such passion! www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-2398574/Former-South
-Africa-star-Joost-van-der-Westhuizen-stays-positive-battle-motor
-neurone-disease.html
Reply Johan
4:45 AM on January 24, 2012 
Just by good luck I found this site and I must say ABSOLUTLY GREAT. Wonderful to read about the tours of yestertyear and I enjoy going on the site. What about the 1974 Lions tour to SA. Where can I find more about the tour and all the results.
Reply Jean-Pierre
7:29 AM on July 5, 2011 
great site... I knew it by Laurent... another member. Very interesting at least. I was searching this sort of posts, I am fond of History and rugby history. Thanks for the "McBook"... and hope you will excuse my poor english, but hey, I am a "froggy" and pommies aren't our best friends... LOL