Blasts from the past: Boks win record 17th Test in a row


Blasts from the past: Boks win record 17th Test in a row


Today in SA sports history: November 28
1998 — The Springboks win a record-equalling 17th consecutive Test as they beat Ireland 27-13 at Lansdowne Road to equal the then world record winning streak of New Zealand. Flankers Rassie Erasmus and Bob Skinstad and scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen scored tries for SA, with fullback Percy Montgomery converting all three and adding two penalties. The victory matched the mark that had been held by New Zealand since 1969. It has since been raised to 18 by the All Blacks and England.
2009 — An unlucky Ali Funeka misses out on the IBF lightweight title when his challenge against Joan Guzman of the Dominican Republic in Quebec City, Canada, is declared a majority draw. Two judges scored it even, but the third had the East London boxer winning by four points.

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