Blasts from the past: Boks trounce Italy 101-0
Today in SA sports history: June 19
1965 — The Springboks lose their fourth Test in a row, going down 11-18 in their tour opener to Australia in Sydney. The teams score two tries each, with winger Jannie Engelbrecht going over twice for the visitors. Lock Tiny Naude adds a conversion and a penalty, but the difference comes from Wallaby centre Beres Ellwood who kicks four penalties.
1971 — Down 0-3 at halftime, the Springboks fight back to draw the second and final Test against France 8-8 in Durban. Centre Peter Cronje scores SA’s only try while winger Roland Bertranne goes over for the French. The draw ensures the Boks win the series 1-0. That was the only Test the Springboks would not win that year.
1999 — The Springboks score triple figures for the first time as they trounce Italy 101-0 at King’s Park in Durban. Winger Stefan Terblanche scores five of his team’s 15 tries, 13 of which were converted. But the Boks, who had beaten Italy 74-3 in the first Test of the two-match series in Port Elizabeth the week before, were about to come unstuck.
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