30 May 1981
Newlands, Cape Town
South Africa
23
Ireland
15
Captain: Wynand Claassen Referee: Fran├žis Palmade (France)
Coach: Nelie Smith Attendance: 37000
Team:
Combined caps: 107 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropRichard PrentisTvl349 
HookerWillie KahtsN-Tvl346 
Tight-head PropMartiens le RouxOFS307 
LockKevin de KlerkTvl3011 
LockLouis MoolmanN-Tvl3010 
FlankRob LouwWP2691 try
FlankTheuns StofbergN-Tvl2512 
Eighthman (C)Wynand ClaassenNatal300 
ScrumhalfDivan SerfonteinWP267 
FlyhalfNaas BothaN-Tvl2391 conversion, 3 penalties
Left WingGerrie GermishuysTvl3115 
Inside CentreDanie GerberEP2332 tries
Outside CentreErrol TobiasBoland310 
Right WingEdrich KrantzOFS261 
Full BackGysie PienaarOFS268 
ReserveOckie OosthuizenN-Tvl260 
Ireland: 2 tries, 2 conversions, 1 penalty

Match pictures:

Team for the Newlands test:
Back: Tommy du Plessis, Willie Kahts, De Wet Ras, Richard Prentis, Thys Burger, Rob Louw, Martiens le Roux, Ockie Oosthuizen
Middle: Divan Serfontein, Danie Gerber, Robert Cockrell, Edrich Krantz, prof. Daan Swiegers (asst manager), Naas Botha, Errol Tobias, Tim Cocks, Gysie Pienaar
Front: Kevin de Klerk, Carel Redelinghuys (organizer), Theuns Stofberg, col Butch Lochner (manager), Wynand Claassen (captain), Nelie Smith (coach), Gerrie Germishuys, dr Augie Cohen (team doctor), Louis Moolman