Blast from the past: Gerber, Botha and the Small wonder
Today in SA sports history: October 17
1992 — The Springboks make a triumphant return to touring as they beat France 20-15 in their opening Test in Lyon. It is their first test abroad since September 1981. Little was expected from the South Africans after losing home tests to New Zealand and Australia, but they shot into a 13-0 lead before halftime, which was enough to defend. Centre Danie Gerber and wing James Small each scored a try, with flyhalf Naas Botha, the captain, converting both and adding a penalty and a drop goal.
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