Blasts from the past: Siphiwe sticks a miracle past Mexico


Blasts from the past: Siphiwe sticks a miracle past Mexico

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: June 11
1994 — The Springboks overwhelm England 27-9 in the second and final Test at Newlands to tie the two-match series. Flyhalf Hennie le Roux and fullback Andre Joubert scored all of South Africa’s points, including one try each, while English flyhalf Rob Andrew responded with just three penalties. Among the three Boks making their debut that day was lock Mark Andrews.
2010 — Bafana Bafana and Mexico play to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the World Cup in front of nearly 85,000 fans at Soccer City. The visitors applied the pressure in the first half of this Group A contest, but Siphiwe Tshabalala scored one of the goals of the tournament to put the hosts ahead in the 55th minute. Rafael Marquez levelled the score with 11 minutes remaining, and Katlego Mphela missed a vital chance to clinch the game for South Africa in the last minute of normal time when his shot hit the post.

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