Rugby Memorabilia Society

1938 South Africa vs British Lions 1st Test Ticket

1938 ticket

1938 South Africa vs British Lions 1st Test Ticket


South Africa won the first Rugby Test of the 1938 series when they beat Britain before a record crowd at Ellis Park by 26 points to 12 points. The Springbok forwards with Boy Louw and Ben du Toit were especially prominent helping lay the platform for a convincing victory for the host nation.
A feature of the match was the magnificent kicking by the full-backs, Brand & Jenkins. Brand scored 14 of South Africa’s 26 points with two penalty goals and four conversions. While Jenkins, who played his best game of the tour, kicked three penalty goals for Britain.

runner pitch
South Africa: 26 (Harris try, Williams 2 tries, S.C Louw try, Brand 4 conversions & 2 penalties.
British Lions: 12 (Jenkins 3 penalty goals & Taylor 1 Penalty)

Location: Ellis Park “Johannesburg”

stadium stadium alternate view
Attendance: 36,000

Referee: A.M Horak

South Africa: G.H Brand, F.G Turner, G.P Lochner, P de Wet, D.O Williams, T.A Harris, D.H Craven (Captain), S.C Louw, J.W Lotz, M.M Louw, B.A du Toit, W.F Bergh, A.R Sherriff, W.E Bastard, L.C Strachan
British Lions: V.G.J Jenkins, E.J Unwin, D.J Macrae, H.R McKibbon, E.L Jones, F.J Reynolds, J.L Giles, M.E Morgan, C.R.A Graves, G.T Dancer, S Walker (Captain), R.B Mayne, R. Alexander, W.G Howard, A.R Taylor

Elvet Jones 1938 Tour Scrapbook

pitch2 on pole

Peter Douglas-Davies 02/04/2017