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History - Wednesday 6 June 2012 - 13:31

1910 South Africa

Captain: Tom Smyth
Coach: W Cail

The 1910 tour to South Arica was the first tour to take a serious approach to its organisation. For the first time, all four unions were represented and the missionary work that was part of the previous tours was no longer required and so it was deemed a straight battle for victory.

Lead by Tom Smyth of Ireland, the tour was a bruising encounter with 4 replacements being called up as the tour progressed and culminating in a loss in the final test with only 14 British players on the field at the end of the game.

The honours were shared in the first two tests with the tourists losing the first test by 14 points to their 10 but picking up victory in the second test at Port Elizabeth by 8 points to the hosts 3.

Match Date
Opposition
Location
Result
Score
11/06/1910
South West Districts
Mossell Bay
W
14-4
15/06/1910
WP Country
Cape Town
W
9-3
18/06/1910
WP Colleges
Cape Town
W
11-3
22/06/1910
WP Town
Cape Town
D
11-11
25/06/1910
Western Province
Cape Town
W
5-3
29/06/1910
Griqualand West
Kimberley
L
0-8
02/07/1910
Transvaal
Jo’burg
L
8-27
05/07/1910
Pretoria
Pretoria
W
17-0
07/07/1910
Transvaal Country
Jo’burg
W
45-4
09/07/1910
Transvaal
Jo’burg
L
6-13
13/07/1910
Natal
Pieter-maritzburg
W
18-16
16/07/1910
Natal
Durban
W
19-13
20/07/1910
Orange River Colony
B’mfontein
W
12-9
23/07/1910
Griqualand West
Kimberley
L
3-9
27/07/1910
Cape Colony
Kimberley
L
0-19
30/07/1910
South Rhodesia
Bulawayo
W
24-11
06/08/1910
South Africa
Jo’burg
L
10-14
10/08/1910
North Eastern Districts
Burgersdorp
D
8-8
13/08/1910
Border
East London
W
30-10
17/08/1910
Border
King William’s Town
D
13-13
20/08/1910
Eastern Province
Port Elizabeth
W
14-6
27/08/1910
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
W
8-3
03/09/1910
South Africa
Cape Town
L
5-21
06/09/1910
Western Province
Cape Town
L
0-8

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