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1962 South Africa

Captain: Arthur Smith
Coach: D.B Vaughan

The South African tour of 1962 saw a return to the forward dominated style of rugby that had been so successful for the Boks for the past few years.

Captain Arthur Smith lead the Lions into battle winning 16 and drawing 4 of their matches on tour but the significant results were in the test match series where the Lions suffered defeat by 3 tests to 0.

The series started with a closely fought draw with the emphasis on forward play keeping the scores tight, but the Boks just edged a close encounter in the second test 3-0.

With the series delcately balanced, an unfortunate error in the Lions back line gifted a try to the Boks and thus ended the chance of victory.

The fourth test was a much more open and high scoring affair with the Springboks running rampant and notching up a scoreline of 34-14.

Match Date
Opposition
Location
Result
Score
26/05/1962
Rhodesia
Bulawayo
W
38-9
31/05/1962
Griqualand West
Kimberley
D
8-8
02/06/1962
Western Transvaal
Potchefst’m
W
11-6
06/06/1962
Southern Universities
Cape Town
W
14-11
09/06/1962
Boland
Wellington
W
25-8
12/06/1962
South West Africa
Windhoek
W
14-6
16/06/1962
Northern Transvaal
Pretoria
L
6-14
23/06/1962
South Africa
Jo’burg
D
3-3
27/06/1962
Natal
Durban
W
13-3
30/06/1962
Eastern Province
Port Elizabeth
W
21-6
04/07/1962
Orange Free State
B’mfontein
D
14-14
07/07/1962
Junior Springboks
Pretoria
W
16-11
11/07/1962
Combined Services
Potchefst’m
W
20-6
14/07/1962
Western Province
Cape Town
W
21-13
17/07/1962
South West Districts
Oudtshoorn
W
11-3
21/07/1962
South Africa
Durban
L
0-3
25/07/1962
Northern Universities
Springs
D
6-6
28/07/1962
Transvaal
Jo’burg
W
24-3
04/08/1962
South Africa
Cape Town
L
3-8
08/08/1962
North Eastern Districts
Burgersdorp
W
34-8
11/08/1962
Border
East London
W
5-0
15/08/1962
C Universities
Port Elizabeth
W
16-6
18/08/1962
Eastern Transvaal
Springs
L
16-19
25/08/1962
South Africa
B’mfontein
L
14-34
28/08/1962
East African XV
Nairobi
W
50-0

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