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1964 Wales rugby union tour

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1964 Wales rugby union tour

The 1964 Wales rugby union tour of Africa was a collection of friendly rugby union games undertaken by the Wales national rugby union team to Africa. The tour also took in five matches against African regional and invitational teams with one test against South Africa. This was the first official Wales tour to the southern hemisphere.

The tour was not a success for Wales. Under the leadership of Clive Rowlands, Wales won the opening two games, but were unconvincing in the second match against Boland. The South African test at Durban saw Wales lose by the largest margin in forty years.


Scores and results list Wales' points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
East Africa 26 8 May 12, 1964 RFUEA Ground, Nairobi Tour match
Boland 17 6 May 19, 1964 Wellington Tour match
South Africa 3 24 May 23, 1964 Kings Park, Durban Test Match
Northern Transvaal 9 22 May 27, 1964 Pretoria Tour match
Orange Free State 14 6 May 30, 1964 Bloemfontein Tour match

Touring party

  • Manager: D.J. Phillips

Full Backs


Half backs



East Africa

Tuesday 12 May 1964
17:00 EAT (UTC+3)
 East Africa 8 – 26 Wales 
Try: Andrews(1)
Con: Young (1)
Pen: Young (1)
Try: Bebb (1)
Dawes (1)
Jones (2)
Gale (1)
Con: Bradshaw (4)
Pen: Bradshaw (1)
Ngong Road Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Attendance: 6000
Referee: G.E. Neville (Kenya R.R.S)
Touch Judge M.I. Parker

South Africa

Tuesday 23 May 1964
 South Africa 24 – 3 Wales 
Try: Hopwood
Con: Oxlee (3)
Pen: Oxlee (2)
Drop: None
Pen: Bradshaw
Drop: None
Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: G.K. Engelbrecht (South African Rugby Union)



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