27 August 1977
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
South Africa
45
World Invitation
24
Captain: Morné du Plessis Referee: Johan Gouws (South Africa)
Coach: Ian Kirkpatrick Attendance: 65000
Team:
Combined caps: 53 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropNiek BezuidenhoutN-Tvl278 
HookerRobert CockrellWP276 
Tight-head PropDaan du PlessisN-Tvl280 
LockMoaner van HeerdenN-Tvl2610 
LockLouis MoolmanN-Tvl260 
FlankPiet VeldsmanWP250 
FlankTheuns StofbergOFS2222 tries
Eighthman (C)Morné du PlessisWP2713 
ScrumhalfBarry WolmaransOFS2401 try
FlyhalfRobbie BlairWP2403 conversions, 5 penalties
Left WingGerrie GermishuysOFS2751 try
Inside CentreChristo WagenaarN-Tvl250 
Outside CentreDirk FronemanOFS230 
Right WingHermanus PotgieterOFS2301 try
Full BackDawie SnymanWP2891 try
World Invitation: 4 tries, 4 conversions

Match pictures:

Team for the Pretoria test
Back: Corrie Pypers (reserve), Edrich Krantz (reserve), Piet Veldsman, Louis Moolman, Martiens le Roux (reserve), Daan du Plessis
Middle: Dirk Froneman, Gert Schutte (reserve), Hermanus Potgieter, Christo Wagenaar, De Wet Ras (reserve), Ewoud Malan (reserve), Robbie Blair, Barry Wolmarans
Front: Gerrie Germishuys, Niek Bezuidenhout, Dawie Snyman (vice-captain), Butch Lochner (manager), Morné du Plessis (captain), Ian Kirkpatrick (coach), Moaner van Heerden, Robert Cockrell, Theuns Stofberg


The World Team:
Back: Jean-Michael Mazas (France), Jean-Luc Averous (France), Alan Sutherland (Rhodesia), Peter Dixon (England), Alejandro Travaglini (Argentina), Andy Haden (New Zealand), Peter Whiting (New Zealand), Gerard Cholley (France), Sandy Carmichael (Scotland), J Fernandez (Argentina), Billy Bush (New Zealand)
Middle: A Feujo (Spain), A Paco (France), Mark Sisam (New Zealand), Rob Bordley (USA), Bill Osborne (New Zealand), Paul McLean (Australia), Jean-Pierre Rives (France), Hugo Porta (Argentina), Mick Quinn (Ireland), Malcolm Young (England), Gerald Davies (Wales)
Front: Col Boesman Basson (NTvl liaison), Ian Kirkpatrick (New Zealand), JPR Williams (Wales), Willie-John McBride (Ireland), Prof Fritz Eloff (chairman NTvl rugby union), Syd Millar (Ireland - coach), Tane Norton (New Zealand), Gareth Edwards (Wales), Schalk van Heerden (NTvl liaison)