Great Tries: Ray Mordt (1981)


RayMordt Great Tries: Ray Mordt (1981)  In 1981 the Springbok rugby team was on tour in New Zealand. The tour went ahead despite heavy protests from Anti-Apartheid activists in New Zealand. On the 12th of September in that year they played in their last test of the tour against the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland. Protesters were flying an airplane over the stadium and dropping flowerbombs on the pitch in an effort to disrupt the match. Despite this the match went on and is referred to as the “flower bomb” test to this day. Ray Mordt was part of the Springbok tour squad. He scored a hat-trick of tries for South Africa in a match that the All Blacks won in the end (thanks to a controversial decision by the Welsh referee). Mordt played rugby for the Springboks from 1980 to 1984. He captained the team 3 times (as a substitute).

This is a video show-casing the 3 Ray Mordt tries in the “flower bomb” test:

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