22 July 1981 was the opening match of the 1981 Springbok tour when the touring side played Poverty Bay in Gisborne. The tour was a watershed moment in New Zealand history, with a significant protests taking place at the opening match in Gisborne. This souvenir programme for the match provides an interesting record of the tour, with messages from HK Ngata (Chairman Tairawhiti District Maori Council) and John Clifford (President NZRFU)and profiles of all the players.

PDF of 1981 Gisborne match programme

Month: July 2021

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