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  • 1931 combined Gloucester and Somerset te...
    by All Blacks 1996 on November 29, 2014 at 6:37 AM
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    Springboks won by 14 points to 3

  • 1961 England V Springboks atTwickenham -...
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 4:20 AM
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    Springboks beat England at Twickenham. Malan leading the Springboks onto the field.

    Play in progress England in possession of the ball they are kicking from right to left in White shirts Risman has the ball he passes to Patterson passes the ball onto Young.

    Young starts running with the ball but he is brought down players rush in and form up for scrum. South African gains possession and the ball is kicked up field. Scrum near the English line. South African gain possession and they tries to make a run for the line but the ball carrier is brought down by Rimmer and Rutherford. The ball rolls loose to Englebrecht who passes to Gainsford. Gainsford tries for the line but is brought down by Jeeps. Roberts snatches the ball out of his hands.

    England attacking but the ball goes to Wilson Roberts rushes into Wilson grabs him by the shirts and throws him to the ground the ball has run loose and English players kicks the ball but Wilson picks it up and he is brought down and bundled into touch by Roberts.

    South Africa attacking on the left Hopwood is put in possession of the ball. Hopwood with the ball racing for the line he dives over to touch down for a try.

    Du Preez running up to take the kick he does so and the ball goes between the posts to give South Africa a five Nil lead.

    Play in progress in the Second half South Africa have possession of the ball. Hopwood passes to De Wuys who passes to Stewart who runs with the ball but he is brought down. The ball runs loose the players chase after it Kirkpatrick dives on the ball but an English player gets to it first and he is swamped by South Africans.

    Scrum near the English line South Africa gain possession the ball is passes to Stewart runs with the ball but is brought down.

    English line out Young throws the ball in players jump for the ball and it is knocked to Robins who passes to Jeeps. Jeeps passes to Risman who shifts it onto Patterson. Patterson passes to Weston. Weston passes to Roberts. Roberts makes a run with the ball but he is tackled by Englebrecht and brought down. The ball goes to Kirkpatrick who starts to run up field with it.

    The players at the end of the match some of them stripping off their shirts. South Africa win by five points to nil.

  • 1931 Springboks in England Pathé news t...
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 3:33 AM
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    Full title reads: "Weston-Super-Mare. 'May the luck be equal and the Best Team Win!'. The Springboks are here 29 husky players - with whom rugby is almost a religion!" Weston-Super-Mare, Avon. Members of the South African rugby team posing for cameras. Various members of the team are named. Various shots of the members of the squad playing a practice / training game.

  • 1931 Springboks playing SE Counties
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 3:07 AM
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    Twickenham. Springboks Still Winning! Strong 'London XV' - of best players from SE Counties easily defeated by 30 pts to 3.

  • 1932 England V Springboks
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 2:52 AM
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    Twickenham - Springboks V. England - South Africans win thrilling Rugby International by 7pts. to nil!"

  • 1960 Ireland V Springboks
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 2:45 AM
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    Ireland 3, Springboks 8 in a Rugby International. Lansdowne Road, Dublin, (Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).

  • Springboks Swamp Scots (1951)
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 2:39 AM
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    British Pathé news report showing the Springboks beating Scotland 44- nil in 1951.

  • England V Springboks (1952)
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM
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    Pathé news South Africa V England - International Rugby.

  • Pontypool and Cardiff games against 1951...
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM
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    Pathé footage of the 1951 Springboks playing Pontypool and Cardiff,

  • Wales V Springboks (1960)
    by All Blacks 1996 on July 14, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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    British Pathé news coverage at Cardiff Arms Park

  • 1974 Tour to France Springboks training
    by All Blacks 1996 on February 17, 2014 at 1:46 AM
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    A french news report showing footage of the Springboks training in France on their successful 1974 Tour. Many are showing off their provincial colours with pride. Good shots of Johan Oosthuizen and Paul Bayvel.

  • England 2010 - EOYT
    by McLook on January 24, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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