1962 British Lions tour to South Africa

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1962 British Lions tour to South Africa
Date26 May  – 28 August
Coach(es)Harry McKibbin
Tour captain(s) Flag of Scotland.svg Arthur Smith
Test series winnersFlag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa (3–0)
Top test point scorer(s) Flag of England.svg John Willcox (5)
1962 British Lions tour to South Africa
Summary
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Total
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Test match
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Opponent
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Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
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In 1962 the British Lions rugby union team toured Southern and Eastern Africa. Overall the tourists played twenty-five matches, winning sixteen, losing five and drawing four.

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The Lions were unsuccessful in the test series against South Africa, losing by three matches to nil with one match drawn. The first three tests were close; the first match was drawn 3–3 and South Africa won the second 3–0 and the third 8–3. The fourth test resulted in a bigger win for South Africa, 34–14.

The tour included games against Rhodesia (which would become Zimbabwe), South West Africa (future Namibia, then part of South Africa) and East Africa in Kenya; winning all three. The Lions won all their non-international matches except for those against Northern Transvaal and Eastern Transvaal.

The touring party was captained by Arthur Smith. The manager was Brian Vaughan and the assistant manager was Harry McKibbin.

Squad

Management

Backs

Forwards

Results

Scores and results list British Lions' points tally first.

Opposing TeamForAgainstDateVenueStatus
Rhodesia 38926 May 1962Hartsfield Ground, Salisbury Tour match
Giqualand West 8831 May 1962 De Beers Diamond Oval, KimberleyTour match
Western Transvaal 1162 June 1962 Olen Park, PotchefstroomTour match
Southern University14116 June 1962 Newlands, Cape TownTour match
Boland 2589 June 1962 Boland Stadium, WellingtonTour match
South West Africa 14612 June 1962SW Stadium, Windhoek Tour match
Northern Transvaal 61416 June 1962 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaTour match
South Africa 3323 June 1962 Ellis Park, Johannesburg Test Match
Natal 13327 June 1962 Kings Park, DurbanTour match
Eastern Province 21630 June 1962 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethTour match
Orange Free State 14144 July 1962 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinTour match
Junior Springboks 16117 July 1962 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaTour match
Combined Services20611 July 1962 Olen Park, PotchefstroomTour match
Western Province 211314 July 1962 Newlands, Cape TownTour match
South West Districts 11317 July 1962Tour match
South Africa 0321 July 1962 Kings Park, Durban Test Match
Northern Universities6625 July 1962 PAM Brink, SpringsTour match
Transvaal 24328 July 1962 Ellis Park, JohannesburgTour match
South Africa 384 August 1962 Newlands, Cape Town Test Match
North Eastern Districts3488 August 1962 Danie Craven St., StellenboschTour match
Border 5011 August 1962 Buffalo City St., East LondonTour match
Central University14615 August 1962 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethTour match
Eastern Transvaal 161918 August 1962 PAM Brink, SpringsTour match
South Africa 143425 August 1962 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Test Match
East Africa 50028 August 1962 RFUEA Ground, NairobiTour match

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