Blast from the past: Hendriks chops Campese into chunks

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Blast from the past: Hendriks chops Campese into chunks

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Today in SA sports history: May 25
1995 — The Rugby World Cup in South Africa kicks off at Newlands with the hosts taking on defending champions Australia. The visitors took an early lead but the Springboks hit back to post a solid 27-18 victory. Pieter Hendriks scored a try after running around Wallaby legend David Campese and flyhalf Joel Stransky dotted down in the second half to add to his four penalties, single conversion and a drop. That remains the only occasion that the Boks have beaten Australia in a World Cup match, having lost to them twice since, in the semifinals in 1999 and the quarterfinals in 2011.

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