Sport in Short: Rugby Union

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The Independent Online
NEW ZEALAND opened their five- match tour of South Africa with a 43-25 victory over Natal in Durban yesterday, and demonstrated the size of the task that confronts South Africa in its return to the international arena. South Africa meet the All Blacks in Johannesburg on Saturday 15 August, and the world champions, Australia, a week later.

Natal 25 (Penalty try. Pens: H Rees-Edwards (6). Con: Rees-Edwards.) New Zealand 43 (Tries: J Kirwan (2), R Loe, A Strachan. Pens: G Fox (5). Cons: Fox (4).)