Blasts from the past: Morne Steyn alive to Lions threat

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Blasts from the past: Morne Steyn alive to Lions threat

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Today in SA sports history: June 27

1998 — The Springboks score their biggest victory over Wales to date, hammering them 96-13 at Loftus Versfeld. Left wing Pieter “Slap Chips” Rossouw scored three of SA’s 15 tries. Welsh flyhalf Arwel Thomas scored all his team’s points, including a try.

2009 — SA fight back from 5-16 down against the British and Irish Lions to win the second Test 28-25, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The turnaround came after flank Heinrich Brussow and flyhalf Morne Steyn came onto the field. The Springboks won the try count 3-1, but it was Steyn’s penalty conversion on the hooter that secured the triumph...

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