Blast from the past: Boks say ciao and thanks for coming

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Blast from the past: Boks say ciao and thanks for coming

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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 scored two tries each, with winger Jannie Engelbrecht going over twice for the visitors. Lock Tiny Naude added a conversion and a penalty, but the difference came from Wallaby centre Beres Ellwood who kicked 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 scored SA’s only try while winger Roland Bertranne goes over for the French. The draw ensured the Boks won the series 1-0. That was the only Test the Springboks would not win that year...

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