Boks maintain winning start to '81 tour
South Africa's Gerrie Germishuys hacks the ball on during their 1981 tour clash with Auckland © Getty Images
The match should have been the Springboks' seventh game of the tour but earlier clash with Waikato in Hamilton on July 25 had to be abandoned after a reported 350 anti-apartheid protestors staged a pitch invasion.
Four days after their win in Otago, the tourists were beaten 14-9 by New Zealand in Christchurch. They levelled the series with an impressive 24-12 win in Wellington but the All Blacks clinched the series with a dramatic 25-22 victory in Auckland.
Cyril Towers grabbed two tries with Owen Bridle and Doug McLean also touching down. However, captain and fullback Alec Ross was the star of the show for the Wallabies with three penalties and two conversions.
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