Blast from the past: Chester is at his best against Samoa


Blast from the past: Chester is at his best against Samoa


Today in SA sports history: June 10

1989 — Fransie Badenhorst becomes the first SA boxer to challenge for the IBF junior-featherweight crown, but the SA titleholder is stopped by world champion Fabrice Benichou of France in the fifth round of their bout in Frosione, Italy. Welcome Ncita dethroned Benichou the following year, and Vuyani Bungu, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba and Takalani Ndlovu and Jeffrey Mathebula also held the same belt subsequently.

1995 — Chester Williams scores four tries as the Springboks down Samoa 42-14 in their World Cup quarterfinal at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Williams was a late inclusion after Pieter Hendricks had been booted out for fighting in the final group match against Canada. Hooker Chris Rossouw and lock Mark Andrews also went over, with Gavin Johnson, on the right wing, converting three tries and adding two penalties...

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