50 years ago today Oxford beat the Springboks



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50 years ago to the day, on the 5th November 1969 the Oxford University team took on the might of the South African Springboks, in a match that should have taken place at Iffley Road, but the day before was moved to Twickenham for security reasons because of the threat of anti-apartheid demonstrations. As such Captain Chris Laidlaw took his Blues team to the home of English rugby and caused a mighty upset when they beat their illustrious opponents by 6 points to 3.

Please click on the links below for a more detailed report of the events on that historic day and also footage from Pathe News.



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