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History - Wednesday 6 June 2012 - 13:23

1896 South Africa

Captain: Johnny Hammond
Coach: R Walker

The third British Isles rugby tour returned to South Africa in 1896 to find a stronger and more competitive rugby scene growing.

Captain for the tour was 1891 veteran Johnny Hammond and for the first time the tour included six Irish internationals in the party.

The British team won the first three tests starting out brightly but gradually narrowing the margin of victory until the South Africans finally managed to get their first win in international rugby by beating the British Isles 5-0 in the final test.

Match Date
Opposition
Location
Result
Score
11/07/1896
Cape Town Clubs
Cape Town
W
14-9
13/07/1896
Cape Town Suburbs
Cape Town
W
8-0
15/07/1896
Western Province
Cape Town
D
0-0
18/07/1896
Griqualand West
Kimberley
W
11-9
22/07/1896
Griqualand West
Kimberley
W
16-0
25/07/1896
Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth
W
18-0
28/07/1896
Eastern Province
Port Elizabeth
W
18-0
30/07/1896
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
W
8-0
01/08/1896
Grahams-town
Grahams-town
W
20-0
04/08/1896
King William’s Town
King William’s Town
W
25-0
06/08/1896
East London
East London
W
17-0
08/08/1896
Queenstown
Queenstown
W
25-0
12/08/1896
Johannesburg Country
Jo’burg
W
7-0
15/08/1896
Transvaal
Jo’burg
W
16-3
17/08/1896
Johannesburg Town
Jo’burg
W
18-0
22/08/1896
South Africa
Jo’burg
W
17-8
26/08/1896
Cape Colony
Kimberley
W
7-0
29/08/1896
South Africa
Kimberley
W
9-3
03/09/1896
Western Province
Cape Town
W
32-0
05/09/1896
South Africa
Cape Town
L
0-5
19/08/1896
Transvaal
Jo’burg
W
16-5

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