Blasts from the past: Pollard can’t stop SA slinking home
Today in SA sports history: October 24
1992 — Centre Danie Gerber scores the only try as the Springboks are beaten 16-29 in the second and final Test against France at Parc des Princes. Flyhalf Alain Penaud and lock Olivier Roumat dotted down for the home side, while centre Thierry Lacroix slotted five penalties and two conversions. The series ended 1-1.
1999 — Flyhalf Jannie de Beer slots five drop goals as the Springboks thump England 44-21 in their World Cup quarterfinal at Stade de France. SA won the try count 2-0, courtesy of captain and scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen and winger Pieter Rossouw.
2015 — The Springboks exit the World Cup after losing to defending champions New Zealand 18-20 at Twickenham. The All Blacks scored both tries of the match, through Jerome Kaino and Beauden Barrett. Flyhalf Handre Pollard kept SA in the match with five penalties. Substitute Pat Lambie added the sixth.
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