In 1976 the All Blacks toured South Africa, with the blessing of the then-newly elected New Zealand Prime Minister, Rob Muldoon. Twenty-five African nations protested against this by boycotting the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. In their view the All Black tour gave tacit support to the apartheid regime in South Africa. The five Maori players on the tour, Bill Bush, Sid Going, Kent Lambert, Bill Osborne and Tane Norton, as well as ethnic-Samoan Bryan Williams, were offered honorary white status in South Africa. Bush asserts that he was deliberately provocative toward the apartheid regime while he was there.Rugby: Once was hatred
''The New Zealand Herald'', 18 April 2010 The All Blacks achieved a record of 18 wins and 6 losses, and they lost the test series 3–1.


''Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first.''

Touring party

*Manager: Noel Stanley (Taranaki) *Assistant Manager (and Coach): JJ Stewart (Wanganui) *Captain: Andy LeslieMcLean, Terry, Goodbye to Glory: The 1976 All Black Tour of South Africa. Wellington: A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., 1976.


External links

New Zealand in South Africa 1976
from ''rugbymuseum.co.nz'' {{DEFAULTSORT:1976 New Zealand Rugby Union Tour Of South Africa New Zealand Rugby union tour All Black tour Category:New Zealand national rugby union team tours of South Africa Category:Rugby union and apartheid