1969 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa

1969 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa
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The 1969 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa was a series played by the Australia national rugby union team between June and September 1969. The "Wallabies " lost the series with Springboks by four tests to nil.

The Matches (not complete)

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Griqualand West13215 July 1969Tour Match
SA Gazelles271726 July 1969SpringsTour Match
South Africa11302 August 1969Ellis Park, JohannesburgTest Match
Griqualand West1499 August 1969Tour Match
South Africa91616 August 1969Kings Park, DurbanTest Match
Orange Free State251423 August 1969Tour Match
South Africa3116 September 1969Cape TownTest Match
South Africa81920 September 1969BloemfonteinTest Match

Squad leadership

The Wallaby squad was captained by Greg Davis described by Howell as "a leader of men who believed a leader should lead....a single minded flanker who gave no quarter and asked for none".[1] Davis was making his fifth overseas tour with the Wallabies but his first as captain.The former Wallaby and All Black Des Connor was the coach with the traditional title of "Assistant Manager".


  1. Howell p189
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