We all have opinions, but how many of us have the insight of BRENDAN VENTER? by Boertjie
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And before we totally despair, remember there were other tough times in Springbok rugby:
1964 lose 6-8 to France. Followed in 1965: 6-9 Ireland; 5-8 Scotland; 3-6 New Zealand; 0-13 New Zealand.
On the 1965 tour they lost four and drew one of five matches including the three against provincial combinations from Scotland and Ireland.
The Sixties ended with the demo tour to the UK and Ireland when the Springboks did not win a Test. They lost to England and Scotland and drew with Ireland and Wales.