South Africa tour - Auckland, 12 September 1981
New Zealand (16) 25 - 22 (3) South Africa (FT)

Match coverage:  Report

Teams

New Zealand South Africa
Tries Knight, Wilson Tries Mordt 3
Cons Rollerson Cons Botha 2
Pens Hewson 3, Rollerson Pens Botha 2
Drops Rollerson Drops none

Notes

 
Result New Zealand won by a margin of 3 points
 
Ground name Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance 49000
 
Referee C Norling (Wales)
 
New Zealand Test debuts GH Old, ST Pokere, FNK Shelford, GW Whetton
South Africa Test debuts JW Heunis
 
Points scoring rules try 4, conversion 2, penalty goal 3, drop goal 3

Other scores

Chile tour
Brazil 13 - 9 Chile Sao Paulo